Time to disconnect the auction site from my bookmarks now. For just over $70 I picked up a (Tamron) Promaster 28-200 lens (which I 'promise' not to use past 120mm). It will be faster than the recently-grabbed 28-90 (Sigma) Quantaray, and of course in 'emergencies' can go to 200. We'll see, but only one will stay.
Did I pay too much? Maybe. Oh forgot to mention, that price included a (Sigma) Quantaray 100-300, one that I've owned and liked before. Twice. So let's say each was $35 - and that I feel that I did well!
Except for the new lens cabinet I might need to build... :^)