In the time since then, I've been using a borrowed Kodak point and shoot.
Because I really appreciated the loan, I've tried not to complain too much about the little camera's limitations. Still, it's been a long three months, and I am SO GLAD the wait is finally over. As of yesterday, I am the proud owner of a brand new Nikon D90.
I'm still figuring out all the new features, but I am so darn happy with my new toy. Expect several image heavy posts in the next week. After all, the Stock Show is coming to town!