Well, my 7D 2 gets here today, the battery grip tomorrow and the Kirk camera plate should be here by Saturday or so. I already have the cards and extra batteries on hand. I'll still have to wait on an L bracket until the designs are finished.
That takes care of the equipment. On to me. I'm sure it's going to take me some time to understand this camera. I will get there, eventually. I should be able to get out to the local nature preserve tomorrow for birding. It won't get here in time for today. I won't be able to use my monopod until I get the camera plate.
After that, my work schedule gets crazy. We're about to enter into a busy season, i.e., 6 12 hour shifts in a row, a day off and repeat. I'll find time to make sure my 7D 2 is working as designed, somehow.