Yesterday was the day! Setup took a couple hours longer than it should have because of an energetic toddler and because I didn’t read the manual beforehand - I don’t recommend putting those things together So, after the excited two-year-old settled down enough to finish setting up, I had enough time to print a ruler. Everything worked great. And this thing is sweet.
Tonight my wife asked if I wanted to test out how loud it was during printing and if it could be heard from the room our little guy sleeps in. So I printed the one thing I knew I had ready to go so far - a drawing my wife had done and converted to an svg file a while ago. And I officially got the ok-to-print-after-bedtime thumbs up!
P.S. If someone could point to a good post here about some Inkscape-for-forging tips, that would be greatly appreciated!