Hooray for non-budgeted money needing to be spent on repairs. Glad I did my income taxes and filed for my return last month.
Off to Canon she goes, I guess. I can only hope the repair is quoted as costing less than $350, because if it isn't I'm going to start thinking about just going out and buying a 7D body (which would be a non-trivial upgrade from where I stand now in terms of features). Though I have to be honest with myself .... I'd be an idiot to do that. Even if the repair was in the $350-$450 range it would still be far less than $1,600+ for a new 7D.