My husband has been working on the non-working car all day. With a little help from a friend who ran to the parts store for us (5 miles away), we have it up and running. The timing is still a bit off, but we can fix that when we get down to my parent’s house.

*So* we are headed down there in a bit (my husband literally did a happy dance when the car started!!), then tomorrow we have a lot of running around.

The plan:

  • Go down and pick up the boys, drop all the kids off at their grandparents so they can spend the day at the fair.
  • Pick up a tow dolly and head back up here and pick up the van (after borrowing my grandfather’s pickup).
  • Tow the van down to my parent’s house and start looking for a new engine.
  • Hubby heads back up here (have I mentioned it is a 3 hour trip between here & my parent’s?) to work on Sunday – firefighter, 24 hour shift.

Dad and Hubby spend the rest of the week pulling old engine and *hopefully* putting in new one. So, that’s the way it stands right now. I’d appreciate your continued prayers as we drive down tonight.

Hopefully the car will get us there with no problems.

And please pray we find the engine we need, in good condition, that’s not too expensive. Thanks for all your prayers.