Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Home at Last!

On the 16th, Fox, Kels, the kids, and I started our drive to Pleasant Grove to visit Dave and Amber. Our van started making a crazy grinding noise in rush hour Friday night traffic in downtown Salt Lake City. Ouch. We made it off the freeway and tried to figure out what was going on. Long story short, our van was towed to a place near Dave's. Turns out we needed a new engine! Argh. And that the new engine wouldn't be ready until the next Friday! Double Argh! In actuality, the car wasn't ready until Tuesday evening. So, after Fox and Kels found a ride back up to Logan on the 19th, I hung out with David and Amber until the 28th. Yep. It was really fun hanging out but definitely a challenge being away from the help we rely on, like Fox and Cash's toys. Dave and Amber are so fun and cute and wonderful, though! They really got a taste of what having two kids under age 2 is like!

Finally, I drove us home in our "fixed" van today and got home around noon. After having the kids by myself for 10 days, I was looking forward to going to my weekly sewing class this afternoon.

And then the van wouldn't start.

Triple Arrrrgh.

There is something up with the ignition or battery or something. The place that worked on it wants to tow it back down to Orem to take a look. That's over 2 hours away. Hmm.

Despite all this trouble, I'm so grateful to be back up with Fox in Logan. I am also incredibly lucky that the roads were clear today as I drove home. I also drove straight through, which is a blessing, because the car wouldn't have started again had I stopped somewhere.

We'll see what happens!


Pink Panda said...

That's crazy, amy! I'm glad that you are home safe!

CJ said...

Sorry to hear about your car troubles but on the plus side, I feel better about the car problems I recently experienced.