You did very well for your first stove purchase. A Stewart Oak is one of the best and the indirect back pipe (if you have been keeping up) will greatly enhance the stove's performance.
I have a friend who is looking for a stove and I almost broke down and bought this one for him. I'm very glad you've got it though it takes away the temptation to give these as Christmas presents to friends.
Now you have to be very careful in moving this thing. This is the best way to do it. Get some boxes, lots of packing material and take them with you when you go get the stove.
Take off everything that can be removed such as the swing top, skirts, all detachable trim, all doors, ash pan and grate. Pack them in the boxes you brought.
Now the stove is much lighter. It should be carried upright, but; if you have to lay it down, you must have a comfy, soft bed of old blankets or whatever to protect it from shock. You MUST protect the bottom of the stove from shock. Break the bottom plate of the stove and it is ruined. If you lay it down horizontally you must not allow any weight or pressure on the barrel to bend or crease it.
It's not as hard as it sounds, you have to use your common sense and plan a little ahead.
Now as far the wife is concerned. Once she feels that soft, bone warming radiant heat off of this stove and how beautiful it is, she will come around. There will be no comparison to how the Stewart operates and performs to the other stoves. It will be quite a pleasant revelation to all concerned.
Or you could put it to her like this; "It's either old stoves or other women, take your pick." See how well that goes over.