Just to add insult to injury, the handle on the left side rear door of the van broke. It's shut and safe, but now it can't be opened. This means I can't load anything into the back of the van that needs both doors open. I guess it's just as well that I hadn't loaded any oversize items yet.
I'm about to leave Fremont, and plan to stop in Colfax for coffee in a few hours. I'll try to check my messages there.