The past few days have been all sorts of stressful. We didn't have much time (September is BA-NANAS for us), but we decided to go to the cabin for a day and a half to spend some time with the in-laws. Chase's sister and her husband were going to be there and Knox hadn't gotten to "meet" them yet. It's only 4 hours away and we never really turn down an opportunity to head that way. About two hours into our drive, we got caught behind a logging truck and my car was having trouble shifting as we went uphill over a pass. Finally, the truck moved over and as we accelerated, my jeep started dinging and overheating. Long story, short - we had to abandon my car in Buena Vista and rent a jeep from a off-roading jeep rental place just to get to the cabin. Perfect timing with labor day, no one could look at the car until yesterday morning. Chase was supposed to be at Seminary yesterday afternoon for class that he had to miss.
What was thought to be a small thermostat issue, a $70 fix..turned out to be a potentially blown head gasket ((whatever the heck that means)), a $2,500 fix. My car is worth $5,000 at best and I don't think it's surprising to say that we don't have $2,500 to throw into my dumb car. We could take a hell of a vacation for $2,500. I can't tell you how badly I just wanted to beat the trash out of the car and sell it for parts. We made it back to Boulder without my car ((don't want to dive into that chaos)) and we will try and get it towed to Boulder sometime soon. We are supposed to leave for a wedding tomorrow...a 12 hour drive to Fayetteville. Thankfully, we have another vehicle, Chase's truck. This is just not how I envisioned a quick trip to the cabin to look.
I keep telling myself that no one is injured, no one has passed away, Knox is healthy, I have an amazing husband, God is good, and it's just a car. It's still just a mess. I just felt like you should know that it may be quiet around here for a few days. I can assure you that I don't need your sympathy..I am completely aware that there are people hurting way more with bigger issues than a falling apart 2004 Jeep Liberty. I just needed to process it a bit, I suppose.
Gasp. A blog post without a photo.