Good things do come out of bad sometimes. I'll make this story short and sweet!
The bad: In 2012, I repurchased a 1969 MGB GT that I originally owned in the late 1980's. Having fond memories of those days with that MGB, I put it thru an extensive restoration. In April of 2015, life got in the way and I had to sell the car.
The good: A local fellow MG owner knew of my bad fortune and was decent enough to make a very generous offer, and now I have another 1969 MGB, this time a roadster.