So I finally realized that the L1 charger that comes with the car just isn't cutting it in terms of getting a full charge overnight, mainly because I'm having SO MUCH FUN driving the car!
I pulled the trigger on a Schneider L2 220V EVSE earlier this week and it arrived today. It was a simple install and now my LEAF is happily sucking 220V electrons and will charge much much faster now than on L1. I probably could have kept limping on with L1 charging but didn't see the point of beating myself up over it, so I just went ahead and did it. No more range anxiety!
Thanks to TNLeaf for the recommendation - it's a solid unit and I expect many trouble-free charges with it.
I'm surprised at the interest that this car has generated. Just today when I got back from lunch, a complete stranger asked me if this was the all-electric car and had all kinds of questions. He was impressed. Who knows, maybe it will turn into another sale for my local Nissan dealer.
On another note, some folks don't like it when you drag them off the line at the lights. LOL I was on a local errand and was waiting for my light to turn green. Without thinking, I just accelerated away as I usually do, and typically leave all the cars behind because of the really smooth and solid acceleration. One car apparently didn't like that because he came screaming up behind me, then around me (by going into a turn lane so he could overtake me) and peeled away at full throttle. It was almost like I'd given him a personal insult or something. Anyway, I pay a bit more attention to the traffic behind me now.
Let me say again, THANK YOU to all the folks on this board who have given me a lot of good information about this fantastic car, and most importantly, what to realistically expect vs. what Nissans marketing people say. It's helped me make a really well informed decision on a car that I expect will serve me for many many years. I hope that I can return the favor some day.