We are in Wenatchee now, a very nice man (who will get a thank you note from me when we get home) found the problem with my wipers and fixed it. Apparently, there was a loose ground wire! After all that, a guy in a bitty shop, in a bitty back water town (it is smaller than Battle Mountain!) was the one I needed all along. I so wanted to hug him.
On to Tacoma and Fox Island tomorrow!