I guess I could have taken more photos of what I was doing, but I was generally busy being grouchy and frustrated.
It is recommended to do maintenance on your machine frequently, especially after a meltdown like the one I had earlier in the week.
I ended up dusting out the fan by the extruder and tightening the belts. I took out some screws and put them back, etc. nothing too labor intensive, just tightening and printing calibration squares.
Nothing exciting at all, but here's a post to keep the masses entertained.
On a side note - for those of you hobbyists you are looking for deals on 3d printing, some dude on reddit has collected a list of 3d printing sales, filament and printers!
Push Plastic is having a sale - buy 2 get 1 sale. I seriously contemplated spending my christmas present budget on it.