Happy news! Dave got a call from Colorado River Ford in the middle of the afternoon, saying that our car is now fixed and ready for pickup.
We’re planning to leave this evening (after the traffic clears up) and drive to Needles and spend the night there. Hopefully in the morning we can pick up our car, take the rental car back, and get back to San Diego before class (5:30 pm).
I’m cautiously optimistic. More to come!