I turn into a child during initial charge time, and I'm normally such a patient person (I teach. ALL THE PATIENCE).
When I got my Uma, I watched it charge for probably the first 15 minutes. Just stared at the blinking light, trying to convince myself to go do something else for the remaining 105 minutes. (104 minutes... 103 minutes...)
When I got my Salsa, I had to get to a meeting after plugging it in. It needed 90 minutes and I was going to be gone for three hours. Still, I kept checking my watch: Is it done yet? Is it done yet? Like it would matter...?
A child, I tell you. A child.
I hope your Vr8 is worth the wait!