So after accumulating exactly 60 miles (by coincidence, not design) I took my car back to the repair shop to test the monitors. Unfortunately two of the self test emission monitors had not reset yet. So the mechanic is like go drive another 30-60 miles and come back.
I wasn't about to give him my story about having two screaming clingly projectile-barfing poopsacks at home that make it difficult to get out of the house outside of limited situations. Nor was I going to point out that even if I could get somewhere were I could accumulate 60 miles, it would take an hour to do so assuming the speed limit allowed.
It is possible I screwed myself in this situation. If I had taken the car in while I was driving out to Oak Brook 4 days a week, the Drive Cycle might have been enough to clear the converter and pass the test. Or not. I'm going to tell myself that I would still needed to get a new catalytic converter.
I also have to get Nightingale's car touched up. There is a shop around the corner that will spot it out for no more than $100 which is probably what I already spent going to two different places looking for appropriate touch up paint.
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