Well, she's all nice & clean. Washed off months of dirt & debris, buffed her with polishing compound, wash her twice more to remove the polish, then got the old Turtle Wax from the garage & got the wax on, then wiped it all off in the dark, all while dodging the mosquito's wrath. Now the paint is as smooth as a baby's bottom, but I notice all the paint chips even more. Time to see if I can get matching paint to touch up the exterior before the winter sets in. If I can get new shocks & struts on, and maybe a brake job as well, I might not loathe driving my Focus as much as I do now. That depends on how much $$$ it will cost, and the kids just outgrew 90% of their clothes they had in their closets, so that comes first, apparently.