Oh, Jen...I'm so sorry.
"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus
Sorry to hear of the car trouble, Jen. I understand how stressful it is when you depend on the car for everything. It's not even like a horse that you could eat in times of famine if it dies all of a sudden.
Kate, I'm so glad to hear that you got your bus pass back. I'm not sure whether you got it back in time to save any money, but at least on the return trip today you won't have to pay cash.
I don't know what it is -- the number of posters sufficiently large to cull enough stories of misery, the mysteriously sychronous "down cycle" of life, the machinations of Old Man Winter -- but DSG doesn't seem to be doing well. I hope luck takes a kinder approach to us all.
Oh my and I'm sure the hormones raging through your body did not help this situation! So glad you got your tax return and did have to go back wards. Best of luck! Take care of you and baby!