So, backing out of the garage this morning, the shifter felt funny. Made it to the street, only to discover shifting no longer had any effect. Yep, freaking transmission went out. I managed to drop it down into first and get back into the driveway so at least I’m not a target. Now I’m waiting for the repair shop to open and see if they can get it in, and how much this is going to set me back. Waiting on AAA to come and fetch me. Not a pretty start to the day so I thought I’d do some more whining here.
Addendum: Now that I have a chance, I pulled a card to try to predict the outcome of this event. All things considered, I think this is extremely apropos. I got the Four of Pentacles: