Just checked the status and it appears Nikon is willing to repair my camera under complimentary service. So it appears they agreed with my plight and are doing a pseudo warranty repair.
Now the bad news, IT’S ON PARTS HOLD!!!!
Hands shaking in withdrawal, notice on the internet that my local brick’n’mortar has a slightly used D90 for $525 and a D300s for $1099!!! Maybe the Mrs. will not notice the missing funds from the bank account!!!
Perhaps if I load a roll of film and carry around my trusty old SPII in the mean time I can stave off the shakes and the NAS!!!