I can hardly believe it. We got our car back yesterday. Only two days in the shop.
The right fan came in on the ferry. Raoul told us his secret for getting the right part the first time...send the old part over with the money for the new part. And it works.
So far his soldering work is holding. The new fan works fine. AND there is semi-cool air coming out of the vents. Don thinks that maybe the high-pressure switch shut everything down before, so perhaps with a bit more refrigerant, we might really be cool.
For now, we're happy to have our car running again.