I must have favoured the car gods, for they smiled on me - well sort of. It cost me a fortune, but my car is fixed!
I got a call from Mark late this afternoon. He told me that he had located the part for my car. The mechanics were installing it as we spoke. My car would be ready by 5:00pm. I went over to the Service Centre at that time and sure enough! My car was sitting in the parking lot, ready for me to drive it home. It cost me $1,054! Yikes!! But I have my car back! Now I can do all the things I have to do next week! And... a bonus of sorts, I now have working air conditioning! So it turned out to be a not-so-bad car day after all! I am happy!