She's home!  I have nothing but good things to say about Canon's repair service!  The problem was fixed under warranty, and I was without my camera for only 11 days.  And I live in Alaska which slows all things postal to a crawl!  
As you can see, I had a little "welcome home" gift waiting for her.  Just a little something fun to personalize her and let her know how much I missed her!

Welcome Home, Miss T2i!!