Happy days are here again -- my refrigerator is working! It only took a week (give or take a day) and $450. That is for a three-year-old refrigerator, on which we have already spent $125. (on a new icemaker).
Take this as a warning: think long and hard before you consider buying a KitchenAid refrigerator.
As far as the car is concerned, Honda was unable to find anything wrong with the transmission. We have gotten that assessment in writing, and will hold onto that until we decide what to do. I'm sure it will be helpful if we want to go back to Honda and trade the car in. (My husband's idea -- that's why he gets the big bucks, and I just blog!) :)
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!