We dropped off Lindsay's car at the auto shop on Wednesday night. Yesterday morning she got a call that Mitsubishi didn't deliver all of the parts necessary to fix the problems, so they needed to keep it another day. Not really a big deal since we were going to drive my car to WV anyway, but it'd still be nice to have it and to not have to stop and get it on Monday. Ah well, such is life.
On another note, the lawyers are drawing up a letter that we'll send to the previous owners of our house. Hopefully they'll agree to pay for the repair costs in the back yard, since it is almost certainly a pre-existing condition that they did not disclose. Every contractor that we've had look at it has said that they must've had the same problems. Unfortunately, we don't have 100% proof that they did, but we certainly believe that if it's happened to us at least 3 times in 2 years, that it had to have happened to them in the 20 years they lived there. I say at least 3 times because the only way we knew about it was the "washing machine" sound coming from the ducts because the heat or air was on. When the heat or air is not on then we have no reason to even notice the ducts. So it's possible that it's happened to us more than 3 times, but we have no real way of knowing that.
The moral of the story is "Where's my money?"