So I was finally able to ransom my car back today. I again now have the modern conveniences of power windows and power locks and power side mirrors. I think I forgot to mention that the rental had side windows that you controlled with a joystick-like thing next to each door. Primitive. And now, when I drive home tonight and reach to turn on my headlights, they will be where they're supposed to be. I never got the hang of turning the knob or even of remembering it was there. I can now again look at my rear view mirror and see my directional compass indicator and digital temperature gauge.
It's nice to be back.