Whelp... repairs to the tune of $218 have been done on the truck. I now have an operable driver's side door, and the starter was replaced. I am highly peeved that my 'bumper to bumper' warranty didn't cover the warranty on the door... but right now I have too many other things to worry about to contest it. Maybe after the move.
I'm hoping to get some of the costs back via selling artwork and such. If not, I'll live- Between Roho and myself, we make a really nice chunk of change yearly, but it just means that I have to depend on him a little more than I like.
I try to be an independent kitty whenever possible. :)