they found it. yep, those good old boys in blue managed to respond to a call about an abandoned car on the corner of Willetta and 30th St. in Phoenix where, lo, they found my civic. yay. its all in one piece and works. yay. so, no new car for me which means no money out of my pocket. yay. just a weekend without my car.
no really, I am pretty psyched! so here's a big thank you to those crazy yahoos who took my car for a joy ride and robbed me of my car for a weekend. thanks for giving it back, not jerking it around to bad, and not making my life worse than you've already made it. thanks, i guess.