everything working now
Just picked my car up from Ultimate.
Raul said that the problem was that the fuel pumps (apparently there are two--never heard of that before), were not working properly and they were pulling two much amperage from the fuel pump relay. As a result the relay would heat up and not work properly. Since the relay would be warm after running, this is why it tended to not start after having been recently started. He said that I could replace the fuel pumpt relay as a temporary fix, but that eventually the same thing would happen.
He also replaced the fuel filter.
Car starts and runs great.
Replace fuel pumps, relay and filter. Total cost, including tax = $691. Is this fair?