Just a quick update before I go to bed. I figured out what caused the car battery to drain... it was my fault. And honestly, I'm quite reassured that it's human error and not an actual problem with the battery or car. It would seem there is an extra switch to turn on the fog lights, and I had accidently hit it and left it on, thinking it was something else. And I even saw them on when I left the vehicle off, but assumed (never, never, never assume!) they were the running lights and would turn off on their own shortly after turning the car off. I haven't had any more trouble since I figured that out. So, that's settled.
And just a teaser, I'll explain more later... but I managed to have 3 turkey dinners and one homemade East Indian meal in the last 24hrs, and I didn't make or pay for any of them! :D Quite a feat, huh?
And in case you haven't heard it often enough recently, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!