Well, the good news is that I got my car back. It has been sitting in the yard for almost 2 years (couldn't afford to get it fixed, and we have one that runs) and was taken off to be repaired 2 months ago. For various reasons it took the guy a while to get to it (that's not his regular day job). He knew I wouldn't have a way to get it, so he delivered it this evening. I wasn't home at the time, but as soon as I got home I tried it out.
That's where the bad news comes in. It turned on and sounded so good. I adjusted the mirrors and reset my radio station, while our dog Cubbie tried out the back seat. So far, so good. Then I put it in reverse and it died. I started it up again. I put it in drive and it died. Right now it appears I have an air conditioned radio/CD player. Hopefully it is something small and I won't lose it again for a long time.
So, what's your good news/bad news? Let us know!