We took my table-top studio set back to the camera store my Mom bought it from and found out it was just a little short in the back of the lamp itself (not the cord). The guy helping us said he had a technician that worked in the store who could very likely fix it if we wanted to try that route first. Well, I'm all for the simple solution. He promised to call us when it was done (this was about 10:30 yesterday morning).
SO bummed. :(
Then, today, I get a message from Mom that the camera store had called her. MY STUDIO LAMP IS FIXED! YAY!! They'll get it for me this afternoon and I can set up some shots again tonight. Woo HOO! Yes! We'll see how things go, now. Hopefully I'll have some creative pics to share soon.