So this is how the story ends.
Went to the local tire shop. He read three sensors and said the last one was frozen. My wife said she is not going back as they dude was a total ass. Thus that ends my line on the on-line tire shop from Florida that was going to program a set of tires and send them to me.
I have gathered now that if you buy tires from a shop and pay their mark up; they will lick your balls if you ask them to. If you buy your tires not from them and try to use them as a tires shop; they will kick you in the balls.
Discount tires: can't justify $300.
All the other guys. No reply.
This last Friday I went to the local gas station. Handed over 4 brand new blizzak ws-70, 4 17x7 factory 2012 alloy rims
with 7K miles on them, and four rubber/chrome valve stems I pulled out of my pocket. Picked them up 50 min later and gave him $50 cash.
Maybe by the next time I get tires the TPMS will come down in cost or at least easier to figure out, and I will get them.
Till now. I guess I will continue to kick the tires before I drive, and mindful of the tire gague.