so my 40D took a crap.
since i bought it at best buy, i sent it in for repair cuz i have the warranty + service plan first week of feb....then on 2/24 (my bday) i went there and found out that my 40D is UNFIXABLE.
to make a long story short.
heres what i ended up with.
one of the better birthdays ive had in a long time.
and heres just first couple of photos with it.
i picked up the 12-24 the same day before i dropped by best buy with the anticipation of getting my 40D back. but it never did....
From my better-than-average knowledge about computers, I'd say that if you look around or take it to the right Mom'n'Pop photo store, it probably just needs to be wiped clean and have the memory and programming reformatted. I do it every few years to my computers and the come back good as new! Either that or something happened that broke a chip inside and then you're just screwed. You can always sell it on eBay AS IS to some 14 year old computer genius. Sorry about the 40D, but it looks like you got some great friends/family to get you a new set-up.
edit: It looks like you were just playing with the new camera, but it shows that you used auto WB for all the shots. If that's not the norm for you then cool. If you usually shoot with auto WB, then that would explain why in your shot of the kitchen the walls aren't really any shade of white-- more of a blue/yellow. Anytime you have a white wall, you can set your WB pretty easily by taking a picture of the white wall (or anything white for that matter) and somewhere on your cameras menu (I don't know for Canons) you should be able to use that picture to set the WB.