Crucial part was supposed to come in yesterday. It didn't. They were getting it FedEx'ed to turn up today, and, lo and behold, it didn't turn up again. Well then. I explained that I really needed the car, and that I couldn't afford the rental car for another day. They said they'd see what they could do. Called back in the afternoon. No luck on the part. However, they understood that we were in dire straits, and that they should have had the car done yesterday, much less tomorrow. So, they've given us a rental car, free of charge, until they get it done. I have to admit, this did a lot to improve my opinion of them.
M. hooked a ride down there with a certain lovely lady, which whom we've had the privilege of hanging out a couple nights recently. Good times. We formally owe her one.
So, yeah. No car yet. No clue when, precisely, but the ticking doomsday clock has a snooze alarm.