well why not?
about 20 minutes from the driveway the belt came off the Tahoe… bummer!
four kids with lunch in hand (fewww!) thought it was all very exciting. No one even complained about being parked on the shoulder of the 17 for an hour. they were super troopers!
i know that something like that might stress a few people out, but the dad and I can usually find the silver lining. for instance the power steering went out on the up curves not the down, the weather was mind, the kids were eating, they could get out and pee, no one was hurt, and D-Love could fix the problem (if we had put the “car” tool box back in the Tahoe when we both saw it sitting in the garage).
Grandpa was only a phone call away and came to the rescue with said tool box!!!
so belt back on and
go go go no no no
water pump bursts…. Booo!
Blast… had to get towed, but could have been worse we were only 29 miles (31 because you have to go up before you can go down)
before i could say hallabalooo… we were back home and the Monk and set up a campsite in the backyard to compensate for the one we missed.
the boys took turns helping the dad in the garage.
Boo more of the supervising type..
RT on the other hand was not only looking for the cause of the problem but thought he would take a minute to see how the tahoe works as a whole (my guess is he will start building an engine in his room before he turns 12)
Sure any car repairs suck because of $$$, but how lucky am I that I married a guy that fix 97% of things that break and for the 3% he can’t he will still go through the trouble to figure out how he could next time.
so maybe not the day trip I had in mind but it all worked out
and for that
I AM VERY GRATEFUL
it still ended up being a day trip just not the one I had planed.