No, just pessimistic
. Actually this looks like it has the potential of turning into an event with several California cars heading that way, if we all can arrange our schedules to make it happen. Mike Tangas, dtanesq, and myself so far have started talking about it, anyway.
As I was estimating expenses for the trip, I added in a small factor for "wear, tear, and repair", which got me thinking about the "where".
Of course, if Mike can make it, and you join us in Texas , our "reasonable probability" repair problems will be less of an issue, as I have more confidence in your's and Mike's abilities around a car than in my own. Then this would turn into a request for where to get OE parts inexpensively