After what seems like WAY too long and WAY too much irritation, I now have a car again.
Meet BlueBert, our new '08 Element:
In all of his 42 mile old glory (and that's after the 20 mile drive home):
It's beyond weird to drive a car that is so similar to what I'm used to, but has so many little changes.
A million thank you's to my parents (specifically mom) who let us use her Accord for an indefinite amount of time. They are wonderful beyond necessary and I don't know what I'd ever do without them.
Tomorrow the new E will haul its inaugural bike haul to the Cherry Creek Time Trial.