I just returned from the car repair place. The check engine light was on. It looks like a couple of worn hoses were causing vacuum issues. Adding in a needed oil change I should get off pretty cheaply. I expected something worse given the number of miles on the vehicle. Of course they had to order one of the hoses, so it will not be ready until this afternoon.
A nice old guy who works part time doing such things for the dealership brought me home.