Sorry for those of you who don't really care, but I wanted to share a couple more of the new 'do. I also found one that shows my hair in a long ponytail about a year ago.
before (one year prior to cut)
after, the straightened version. It took 20 minutes, not something I'm going to do every day, that's for sure.
I think the black and white shows it a little better. It's still so weird to see it. It doesn't look like me yet. Oh well.