My camera is back - but not the one I sent off to be fixed.
It couldn't be fixed.
Since it was under warranty I could get a new camera of equal value.
They still sell my old camera (it was only 8 months old), but they were out of stock, so I bought the next camera up and it cost me only $30 ... the difference in value between the two cameras.
I am pleased.
So I am going to take a few days to get familiar with it - shouldn't take too long.
And then, we are off and running again on the blogging picture trail!!