See, I began having dead=at=key issues ( no click, no indicator lights, nada.) So, I thought it was the battery, so I cleaned up the terminals and viola, she started so cool. She was fixed, until the next time. So I replace the battery cables, clean the posts, redo some wiring and again.. she is fixed, until the next time.
I get some electrical connection cleaner, clean everything up really good, check all starter wires and clean them, test the starter on the car, again nothing wrong anymore, until next time. the next time involved a tow home, and to which she started right up as soon as she is home.
So, since MOST of the time she won't start is after she has sat a bit, initially I am thinking swelled rings, not letting anything turn and she needs a hard-start relay so I buy one. But as I work on her, I think, just the battery (I had already replaced ignition switch) but whenever I put it on the old charger, the battery is near full charger. Hmmm, so then I see a wire from alt to battery instead of to starter so I fix that. alt tests fine, so not that. She starts not starting when dead cold, so, I do not need that hard-start relay to fix the issue. Start looking at starter, in fact I had the starter replaced just to insure no dead-spot issues with the starter. Still had issue. Problem turned out to be the previous owner had installed some stereo wire in the ignition line. I had seen it before, was going to take it out but I got busy and forgot to do so. Well, my pal Jeremy it discovered while helping me with the issue since after 2+ weeks of fighting it everyday, I sought help). Seems one of the wires was only hanging on by one thread and if you breathed on it, it would lose contact and break the circuit, so the car would be dead at the key. Jeremy pulled out the three little 3 inch pieces of wiring and the issues has not return.
SO, if I would have gone back and done what I needed to do when I had replaced the ignition switch, or at her very least listened to that little voice in my head a little bit harder, my "Christmas Vacation: ( time with kid at home and out of school) would have been a tad bit less stressful.
Once again, I was reminded of the saying:
"I have met the enemy, and he is me".