Back on the road after some minor repairs. It seems that the oil sending unit on the car decided to leak, resulting in my oil running low and the warning light coming on. Immediately after seeing that I took it to the garage where I get my work done...the verdict was the above referenced part. Unfortunately they were not able to make the repair on Saturday when I brought it over, so that had to wait until this morning.
The story does have a happy ending...after a new part and the addition of a tire rotation, I'm now fully back on the road, all be it $80 lighter.