There are baby steps during the wait for a Model S. After you confirm your order, you wait for some movement on your My Tesla page or some news from your sales representative or delivery specialist. I wrote earlier that I noticed my car had entered the production queue, and later found out that all customers were moved to that status on the same day. Some time after that, I got an email from one of the staff in Tokyo asking if my mailing address had changed; they wanted to send my wall connector to the correct place. I waited several weeks after that with no word, and then Friday my wall connector was delivered. You can see the box above laid out on my precious Mexican wool blanket that I bought on a street in Mazatlán in 1982 for $5 (perhaps a story to tell at my blog El Viajero some day).
It's not an official unboxing, so I can keep it nice until installation. The electrician will come by tomorrow to give us an estimate. I do know that we'll want to get a new panel breaker. Ours now is 50A; we'll want 100A for the best charge. The local power company will charge us a bit more each month for the change. We'll also want 200V for the max home charge. I understand we can get 90-100 km per hour with that set up.
The next thing, or other thing in this case, is being assigned a vehicle identification number (VIN). After I got a message from Mrs. jklmelton about the wall connector arriving, I checked My Tesla account I saw that my number had changed from an order number to a VIN. For those of you keeping score, mine's in the 60K range. That means it looks like Tesla will meet its goal of 35,000 Model Ss this year. Anyway, here's to the next steps!