That happened so fast, same thing with my Simpsons cabinet. One day I said, I want one, a few days later it was in my house.
It did happen a lot faster than I thought. I mean, I've been looking on and off for years now. I was never serious about one until close to my 30th though since Dem said I could get one as a gift. Around then I was really looking hard, but then I felt like I shouldn't have one because it would be irresponsible since money is sorta tight. I mean, we're not hurting, but we're not doing great either. Dem's got a better handle on our money than I do and she insist it's fine to go ahead with it. This month is also pretty brutal with two weddings, mother's day, and other events. So after this we just gotta be real good. I'm also planning a yard sale for either the end of month or early June getting rid of all our baby stuff, so maybe I'll recoup a few bucks there. Not expecting much there though. I may even pick up a freelance gig.
But anyway, yeah I was hanging out on the Neo-Geo forums for most of the day and luck was just on my side. This cab is pretty much exactly what I wanted. A two player Blast City with sanwa sticks and buttons that is JAMMA ready. Apparently the monitor is not a trisync though, so from what I'm reading I don't think I can hook like an Xbox 360 up to it or anything. I just plan on getting my Dreamcast in there eventually with Third Strike. That's kind of the goal. I *THINK* I should be able to do a DC on there. Hopefully! I'll probably try and find a cheap JAMMA board in the meantime just for something authentic.
So yes, I still feel sick to my stomach, but Sunday can't get here soon enough!
edit: I just realized that maybe I should put my original Xbox in there since I have all that MAME shit on it. Wonder how hard that'll be.