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.