To make a long story short: traded in Amy’s 2000 Ford Explorer Sport, drove home from the dealership in a 2005 Mitsubishi Galant (dark grey, 24K miles). Yay, the car problems are over. I’ve still got my Kia Sportage, too.
I didn’t expect to have to spend more than two hours getting our new photo printer (HP Photosmart 7450) working with my Windows system, though. The default HP install copies SIX HUNDRED MEGABYTES of drivers and software to the hard drive. I’m *so* tempted to just run it under OSX on the Mac using Gimp-Print and the Deskjet 900 driver.