So I began calling our favorite repair shops in the hoped that one of them could do a quick leak test check and at least let me know what we were up against. I got one in town and brought the car in. The car has problems. The rear heating tubes were leaking badly. The valve cover gaskets needed replacing. The thermostat needed replacing. And my best attempt to seek advice from the auto parts place for the appropriate antifreeze resulted in cross contamination. All this to the tune of ~$860. And then I had to break the news to Lynn. That didn't go over well. We just don't have that much money in the account, much less for weekly groceries and gasoline. Nevertheless, the care was declared undriveable and will be worked on. They gave us a loaner to use and I was told that the car would be ready by tomorrow.