SOOOOOO I forgot to include the recurring car drama from the week.
We had the car towed to and fixed at a local auto place a week ago. They indicated that they had to reprogram the computer so that the ignition would "talk" to the fuel pump. This cost $175: $80 for the "diagnostic fee" and the rest in labor and taxes. We also were told that we needed a new gasket of some sort. Apparently they noticed this is in the diagnostic check.
Nate drove the car to work on Monday and still felt that something was not right. Luckily he works near a Pontiac dealer. He drove the car over there and they determined that we needed a new battery and a fuel filter. This also cost $170 in labor, new battery and parts.
Ok, CLEARLY I am not an auto mechanic but wouldn't you think that part of the "diagnostics" would include checking to see if the battery was ok?!? I mean if you're checking the gasket, which would have no influence on the car not starting (I think), why aren't you checking the battery, which would maybe influence a car not starting?!?
I think I need to write them a letter.