Ok, so I bought a used van (2001 Pontiac Montana) last fall and I've loved every minute of it! It's been very good to us! Well, we've known there needs to be some work done on it but had hoped to hang on until school got out in 3 weeks. But today it gave up on me. I went to the grocery store and when I came out - it wouldn't start. Frustrated, I called my hubby and he came to help me. We jump started it and got it home, although it did die 2 houses from ours and we coasted all the way in the driveway. Called a couple of mechanics to find out what they could diagnose by our description. Everyone told us it sounded like our manifold gasket that went out. We called AAA and had it towed to the best priced shop and it's there now. They called around 5:30PM to tell us that it was going to cost . . . ready for this? I wasn't! $1080!! AAAHHHH!!!!! Well, our savings does consist of that right now - especially after the move! So . . . Geoff's dad is going to loan it to us and I will be paying him back over the next 3-4 weeks. UG!
I've come to conclusion that this is just a confirmation to me that we need a 2nd vehicle. That will happen before summer is over! We must have a vehicle in case this happens again. Tomorrow Geoff will get a ride with a co-worker and I will walk the kids to the bus and then I'm home most of the day anyway (I don't teach on Wed.) but no car is hard to deal with.
I am trying to make lemonade with the lemons that God is handing me - but I forgetting the sugar!!! ARG!