I hopped in the truck the other day and started it up just for grins. And it worked. Every time I hear this truck start up, usually on the first try, I just crack a huge smile.
I don't know if it is wise to run the engine without the driveshaft in place, so I kept it running for just a few minutes. Now that I have had my fix, maybe I can wait a few more months to actually leave the driveway.