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[Signal boost] Emergency!

[me] May 2014
[personal profile] louisadkins, [personal profile] omimouse, and Jade are stranded in a small town in Wyoming on the way back to their home in West Virginia. They headed out from our place Friday, made good time on the trip, but the minivan they are driving started flickering with a oil pressure light and then ... pretty much died on the road. They have been able to get AAA to take them to a hotel and the vehicle to a mechanic's shop, but... the sounds the vehicle was making lead them to believe it's an engine failure.

Which is $$$$. Which they don't have, and they have no way of getting back home otherwise. Louis's paypal is louis.adkins@hotmail.com and anything anyone can spare, bumping the word, passing this around, is much appreciated as time is something they don't have (due to cost of hotels, food, etc).

TY guys so much.

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ashbet
Jun. 10th, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Boosted!!
nonnycat
Jun. 10th, 2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
Fuck, I typed the email address wrong, can you correct? it's louis.adkins@hotmail.com with the period. (I don't know if Hotmail uses the period the same way that Gmail does, hopefully so.)
ashbet
Jun. 10th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
Fixed! <3
omimouse
Jun. 11th, 2013 08:58 am (UTC)
So, after sleeping almost the entire day since checking into the hotel (for lo, we were driving 1500 miles in one 24 hour period before the van decided she was not on board with this plan) we've got some more updates.

The exact cost of replacing the engine isn't certain, because the mechanic still needs to find an engine. We'll likely hear back from the shop after they open in the morning at this point. We've extended our hotel room for two more nights, and there's various food options in easy walking distance, as we seem to be on the main strip in this town. While we would prefer to repair the van and drive home in her, as she's the main family vehicle and replacing her would be more expensive than the certified used engine with warranty that we're looking at, we *do* have a backup plan if we can't manage that.

Rental UHAUL van with tow hook-up and haul her home. While catching rides with local friends and family isn't what we really want to do, it's still a solidly viable option that's far better than staying here. We've got someone back home looking at additional options for money, but we *do* have a way home if it comes down to it. Which we wouldn't have had without the help from lots of peoples. 'Thank you' doesn't really feel like enough, but know that you've got it from all three of us. We'll keep you all posted.

-lots of Mousie Hugs passed all aorund-
ashbet
Jun. 19th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC)
Have you guys made it home yet? *fingers crossed!*

<3!
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