This is one of my shorter updates, but a hopeful one.
Mike Senna, Matt Munson and I met up locally for dinner, and like the resourceful character I am, I brought my damaged back door for Mike to see. He kindly offered to take it home to work on it, so it's off to the droid repair shop where his elves will work their magic.
We'll probably get together on the weekend to see how the elves are doing. Mike noted that since there are no kinks in the door, merely curved bends, repair should be doable. Keeping my fingers crossed, and very grateful to Mike and his elves. I hope he treats them well.