So - scheduled to arrive tomorrow is a new 50mm fixed lens. By the way - the company that I ordered it from has great prices and a lotof great reviews from all their customers.
Hopefully it will also come with some photography skills of it's own...I'll have to test it out and share the results.
In other (good news) the vacuum broke last night - just quit - end of story! Thank the lord!! So today we got a new one. The one I have been lusting over for several years now! And better than that - Bed Bath and Beyond accepted the 20% off coupon for it! I have never been so exited to clean in all my life! I might even have to fight Aaron over it:)