After waiting all day on Monday, service plus came around 3:30.
Diagnosis was quick, it was the heating element on the defroster and of course he had to order the part.
He spent about an hour with a heating gun melting the ice on the coils, and told me it would be fine for a couple days.
I left everything out in the garage anyway.
When the part came, I called and rescheduled and they came back Tuesday around 4:00.
So my latest bump was taken care of and thanks to Service Plus we didn't have to pay the couple hundred bucks it would have cost.
Bill the Repairman told me I should have a few good years left on Kenny Kenmore,
but being the skeptic I am,
I think I'll be shopping next spring.
Now back to my original plans.
Thanks for the good thoughts.