now it looks like I'll be driving back tomorrow morning with a spare battery in tow to have our friend Ron do some more work on the car. Apparently now the battery is being overcharged, so I have to drive back using as much power as possible so the battery fluid doesn't boil over again. No hanging out though I suspect, unless I end up being stuck. Then I'd look forward to being kidnapped. I'm not sure where I will be New Years now. If anyone cares one way or another they should let me know.