But this story has a happy ending!
I love Apple! I went to the Apple store and showed them the iPhone. I was expecting to pay for a new one or pay for the glass replacement $199 or more! They gave me a new one free of charge. They said it was part of their accident forgiveness program. It is only good once, it is like a Monopoly "get out of jail free card". If you are not an Mac user, you really should be! I will be for life.
As you can see in the picture my old case was not very reliable. I am planning on making a new case but until then, if you have an iPhone case suggestion I would love to read about it. Please post a comment!