Agh.... so just when I thought the car was finally in pleasurable driving condition I got in today and turned the key....and nothing. No sound at all.
Gorram starter died on me. Out of spite, I'm sure.
Couple hours later: replaced with a re-manufactured one and the car starts so smooth, I tell you what. Not surprised, they don't make any new ones for this old car.
When I finally reconnected the battery cables and fired up the engine I felt a satisfaction much different from getting a good grade on a test. There was a sense of accomplishment altogether unlike something abstract like finishing a long paper.