Dammit, rock... hard place... CUT ME SOME SLACK ALL READY. Today's dilemma: One vehicle + brake problems + cost for parts + cheap mechanic w/ no prior experience in auto repair + one hands-off, disagreeable, husband = YOU DO NOT WISH TO SWITCH PLACES WITH ME TODAY. Or, pretty much, any day, really.
Made the call and asked my sister for phone number of reliable mechanic... her step-daughter who just became certified in auto repair in Spring. She's on her way over and should be here within 15 minutes. *whew*