Thursday, August 5, 2010

What we learned last weekend

and hope will not be repeated for a very long time, if ever, for any of us.

It costs between quite a bit and a lot (after insurance pays it's 11 miles) for a vehicle to get a ride from McAlester to OKC.

Here's the logic in having it towed so far (because I know you're thinking, "why didn't they just get it fixed in McAlester?"): the shop was closing, they couldn't get the parts till Tuesday, and it would have probably cost us almost that much in the alternative ways of dealing with the situation.

I am extrememly thankful for the folks that helped out & for the adult who dealt with this mess.
I am also very, very thankful that I did not have to be that adult.


  1. That just stinks. We've had our car fixed on vacation before and it is always the pits. Actually, both times were in NM. You need to ask Jalinda about their sweet new van they just bought in Albuquerque on their way up to UT. Sigh. So sorry.

  2. It happened on the way home from Scout camp. A very kind Scout leader from another Troop paid forward a kindness to us that was given to him. The only payment he would accept was a promise to keep paying it forward. Which I will do.


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