I spoke to the tech dude at GoWesty about the cruise control, and we agree that it does sound like the VSS is the problem. They're going to send me a new one, and a label to return the broken one. That's refreshing - getting any sort of help out of the last guy I ordered stuff from was like pulling teeth.
I got tired of tripping over the YSR and looking at the letter from the DMV saying it needs insurance, so I advertised it on BARF, and got a bunch of interested people. Yay.
In the evening we went out to dinner with Jen. We've not seen her for what seems to be ages.