I should have posted this days ago, but what with new branches of gummint springing up and good folk being e-ttacked and all, it slipped my mind that regular readers might be interested in an update.
My car is (finally) back on the road, and I have even managed to work a couple of days and make some money. Yay.
As I said, it will always "be all right. How will it? I don't know. It's a mystery."
(50 irredeemable points to the first to identify that quote)