Until then, I made an ebay purchase--a digital camera. A cheap one. A really cheap one. It was $4.99, plus $5 shipping, has a very small memory, bad resolution but connects to my computer via USB cable. Since my expectations are zero, I won't be disappointed. Seriously, this thing has no flash, no zoom, and exactly two buttons--one to set the resolution mode from crappy to craptastic, and one to snap the photo. Love it!
Because I stubbornly failed to read the 3 page manual, I am unable to upload the photos I took. However, hubby played around with it in my absence and managed to snap a few. Looks like a cell phone photo, but hey, for ten bucks, I think it rocks! Behold the photo quality: