There are times when waking up frpom a deep REM sleep, you really don't wake up fully, and the world of dreams bleeds into the world of reality.
This is one of those times.
Ballpark estimate for the garage is $30k.
This morning, Ultra (the home computer) crashed hard. Powering off and on left me with nothing but fans and three long beeps.
Luckily I had my old system upstairs and I was able to discover that on the intel mobos, that indicates a memory problem. I reseated the memory, rebooted, and everything works just damnfinepeachy. Evidently when I installed the new video card, I may have inadvertently loosened the RAM.
All is well now. Carry on.