Well, a BIG thanks to all.
Off I went at 9:30 this morning to Autozone, where after looking at the Jeep the nice gentleman told me:
A: your battery tests good as does your alternator.
B: I'll sell you one, but that's an Orielly's battery from 3/22 under warranty and their store is 2/10ths of a mile away.
So, off I went at 10:00 this morning to Oriellys, where after looking at the Jeep the nice gentleman told me:
A: your battery tests good as does your alternator, but if you want, we'll swap it out of courtesy. Unfortunately, he dropped a 10mm socket down, we spent 15 minutes changing the battery, 1 hour looking for the socket (never found it).
Jeep started right up, nothing was lost except the EQ (Bass / Mid /Treble) settings, and as an added bonus my Kicker Amp which went in protection mode yesterday during this debacle came back to life, so no need to visit the car stereo store
However, as I started to drive away from Orielly's I noticed that the EVIC still read "Start / Stop Not Ready - Batter Charging". Since the Jeep dealer is only 5 miles from Orielly's I figured I stop by there (because this is such a fun day
). I explained to the service advisor that the battery was 30 minutes old, and she stated the stop / start can take a couple of days to relearn its function. She made an appointment for an HVAC fan rattle and stated were booking 5 days in advance and diagnostics are running 3 - 4 days once we start. We'll check the Stop / Start then, also.
Which leads me to comment on Lindy's post:
Perhaps the engineer that came up with this Stop/Start should work so closely to a nuclear reactor, that for generations he / she would be unable to breed.