I found out this morning the reason for what happened yesterday, and all is well. Being sick in bed would certainly keep me from wanting to do anything. As they say... been there, done that.
I invested in a Bluetooth adapter for the laptop, currently for testing the headset, but can be used later for other things. I tried out the headset both with Windows' sound recorder and Skype, and it's unbelievable to me how good the sound quality was. This is my first experience with this type of headset, though, so that may explain part of it :-)
I'm currently trying to see if I can get a tracking number or something for the phone, just to keep tabs on it. It's taking a bit longer than normal, because of a little bending of the rules (considering I wasn't supposed to be eligible for an upgrade discount for another 2 months), but it would be nice to have a better idea (than 7-10 business days) of when it'll arrive. That's especially the case since they usually ship with FedEx, and 9 times out of 10 that I've had something shipped here with them, they have to have a signature in person... like the rest of the working world, I'm usually not home during the day. I can be if I need to, though, but I need to know in advance when that need will arise.