Apparently I have a nasty group of gremlins attacking my stuff. I went out to start my car last night and get nothing. Not sputter-and-die, but just turn the key and the only thing that happens is the "check engine" light comes on. Looks like I need a new battery. The one I have has had some pretty gnarly corrosion on it for a while, but seemed to work fine in spite of it. Now, though, I have to figure out where to take it, how to get it there, etc. Really, this is the kind of service I should have gotten familiar with when I moved to town(get relationships started so that I know that I'm getting good service), but didn't because I felt awkward doing so and had no immediate cause for it. So now I'm in a pickle.