Thanks, B-A-Better. I knew at least you'd respond!
Hey, I was on a beach last week, too. San Diego. Had to get out of the AZ heat.
Yeah, I'm back in the Goat and lovin' it! Arm's fine. Did three months of therapy. No real weightlifting yet, but it'll come. For now, I'm content that my right arm works. I'm able to throw a ball, too, which is cool. Tossed a football around at the beach with no ill effects. I can pick up my five-year-old . . . as well as my 100-pound nine-year-old. Life's good.
On the battery, I think I'll just tell the dealer to check it out when I go in for a scheduled oil change this week. I've still got some warranty coverage left, so I'll let the battery be their problem. I did find a battery specialty store locally that had ONE suitable replacement battery, but that'd be totally my dime.