Sorry Al, I guess I can be a downer sometimes. I was more or less trying to give him an excuse or reason to not pay them anything, I guess. Honestly, I would probably even make them remove the stuff they put in and buy me new patches for the next shop, but I am sure that is a bit of a stretch.That's kind of what I was thinking, but I didn't want to bum Chuck out anymore than he already is.
I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible picking the car up. As Dale would say, I wish you well.