Well, some pictures. I received one from my mechanic:
With this message:
"Shannon, it's Russell. The light green is your power steering fluid/dye. Call me when you get this."
Not exactly the text I wanted. And not exactly descriptive. I had no idea what to brace myself for as I called Russell back. A few hundred dollars and a day later, my car is running smoothly. Fingers-crossed that this is not the beginning of the end for my little oldsmobile!