But I did get the 1996 Blazer back again this morning, all clean and shiny with a new transmission and new smart stalk on the steering wheel. And other things. For $4500.
After checking a few things, I threw it on I-96 back and forth between exits 16 and 19, verifying full 70mph speed and cruise control. The HVAC switch did not get replaced because they found a leak in the 4WD transfer case vacuum switch that let the vacuum lines suck up transmission fluid which not only dried out and rotted the vacuum lines, but also probably damaged the vacuum actuators on the HVAC mixing doors -- we'll put that work off until the summer AC season.
Will go out and do some errands this afternoon, but there's a longer list of things which couldn't get done this week. Which is probably just as well, as I've been keeping things easy as I discovered I'd built up a big blister on my heel and I've been trying to get it on the path to heeling.
Which, as it turned out, I had the time at home to do. Funny how the world works, isn't it?