My scanner wants to be a boat anchor

I can’t even describe how frustrated I am right now.  I attempted to scan again tonight… To no avail.  I redid my printer drivers and software, and I even reinstalled Acrobat.  NOTHING.  I’m starting to wonder if its software, or something physically wrong with my poor printer/scanner.  This all started the day after I upgraded to 10.8.1, but that honestly doesn’t make any sense.  But seriously, it was working just fine one evening, I scanned 10 town criers, and the next night it starts locking up about 75% through the scan.  I’m just completely at a loss 🙁

Oh, and I have to be at work at 8:30am from now on.  So not looking forward to this 🙁