Have been back up and running for a couple weeks or so. Turns out there were loose cables within the works. When Apple took it apart to diagnosis the problem, they fixed it by putting it back snuggly.
So now that I am back up and running, I've been updating various lists and such (boys summer reading) and need to get to my 1,000 gifts list (I found some from awhile back I want to add).
Now to working on adding audio books to computer, then phone for our car rides to Gainesville once a week!