Well, it's been one heck of a journey. 17 days before my deadline and that clock is ticking loudly. Inspection on both the focus and volvo expires on feb 28. Since I've gotta stay legal, one of them needs to be fixed to pass. Since it's been an ongoing project and I'm still paying $220 a month for it, the focus gets priority.
Right now, I'm down to the nitty gritty - the only things left to do are the steering rack (it's going in to be done on tuesday), the rear brakes ($26 for the shoes at pep boys plus an hour or two of my time), and a pair of tires (just need to get em cheap).
I'm shooting to have the focus inspected and road ready by the end of friday. This should be fun. As for the Volvo, well it's for sale. $800 or best offer, so far no bites on it. It'll sell soon I hope. Good times.