its charging right now!!!!
i will be setting up the wireless network tonight if i can get the munchkins to bed (the 5 week old is screaming in my ear right now, lol).
thanks to all of you who helped me make my decision!
so far, so good. the only complaint is online it was $150 off but in the store it was only $100 off.
oh, and i decided to get the extended warantee. my two young kids were the factor--they will most likely kill the thing somehow!