Newegg is refunding me the camera and case and I was able to find the camera elsewhere in time, so it is all working out OK. They have excellent customer service, so I will no doubt be buying from them again in the future.
Today is the shortest day of the year. It takes a lot of caffeine and St. John's Wort to keep me functioning this time of year. I think the barista at the local Caribou Coffee realized I needed a triple espresso and so I got a free upgrade. Either that or she was thinking "you know, we don't see you in here often enough... you're just not quite as addicted as we'd like you to be!"
This year really was a challenge -- illness, death, and mayhem all around us. Let's hope 2008 is better!