I've done a really good job of ignoring signs my car wasn't running right but I read AAA and self-diagnosed the problem and took it to Midas, a little more than one half mile down hill.
The walk back was half of my normal route and I'll do the other half as soon as they call. My self-diagnoses was way off, by the way and there were many more things wrong than I thought. On the upside of this transition is that I'm not driving 100 miles a day so these 'spensive fixes outta' last me a lot longer.
The weather is threatening but I've no choice but to hit the road to pick up my car.
One step at a time.