THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Monday, November 26, 2007

STILL in Des Moines...and it's not looking good.

Ok, it's day 3 in Des Moines. The dealership said that there are no catalytic converters (don't know how to spell that) in the city and that one will have to be overnighted which means another day here. We're looking at at least $900 in car repairs and a third day of food for 6 and hotel accommodations. Not good when I still have Christmas gifts to buy. Oh well, what can we do?

31 comments:

The Shocks said...

This sounds so much like our family trips to visit our grandparents in Knoxville, TN when I was younger. We were always having car issues on our trips.

Verna said...

Hmmmm . . . a new minivan for Christmas??? Tee Hee. Guess you will have visited every tourist spot in Des Moines. Maybe you can call Becky B and have her drive over to hang with you (only 4 hours) -- Hey, I'm only 4 hours away too. Let's party!!! You do have a pool, right???

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Wish I was at my mom's house right now... they live 40 min from there...
I would be there in a heartbeat..
Sorry to hear about the bad news...
Hope they get it done tomorrow...
Were the kids suppose to go back to school today and you work?
I will be praying for you ...
Hugs to you girly..
Kim

Gail and Dan said...

I'm sorry you are still stuck in Des Moines. I just hate car issues. Hey, I'm just 4 hours east of you and could come and get you all if necessary. :) Thanks for the compliment about my Christmas blog...isn't the Blogfairy the greatest?

amy said...

Hope you get home soon..Your blog looks great

Ashley said...

Love the new blog look (of course!) So sorry to hear about the car troubles. Yuck!

Roy and Lori said...

The new look is awesome! Hope you
will soon be home! Take care!

~Amy~ said...

ugh, no fun at all! I hope you find some answers and get home!!! :)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Okay...
I love the 3 wisemen...
I just love how you always change the header ....actually the whole blog...
Kim

Truly Blessed said...

So bummed for you. Not fun, not fun at all. Well, it might be fun for the kids, as they're missing school and all (and watching movies, and going out to eat, and swimming in the hotel pool... I guess it's just not fun for you and Tim.)

Aren't you glad you have your computer so you can blog about it? ; -)

Love, love, love the new 3 Kings header.

mommy24treasures said...

I am sorry... Its so no fun to spend money on that stuff I know...

Doris & Dan said...

Never a good time for problems like that. Hope it gets fixed up soon and the damage is not as severe as you expect.

Safe travels! Keep smilin!

Janet said...

I'm sorry! That sounds so yucky!!! Glad you're all safe and sound, though....

LINDA said...

Bummer big time----you can't catch a break. Are the kids bored to death yet?

sea star said...

Yikes! So sorry! My Yukon is only a year old, but I dread car issues.

The blog looks great! You have quite the festive spirit changing it with the season.

nikki said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe you are stranded! Good thing you bought all those movies...hope you make it home soon!
XO

mommy24treasures said...

oh forgot to tell you that looks like Caitlyn in Santa's lap. She has decided she no likes chismas and no likes santa/
:(

Mr.Brian said...

I am telling you Becky and I could be there real soon.What better way to enjoy yourself then to meet the oh so famous Mr.Brian.
So sorry a wonderful time had to end on such a cruddy note.Hope you are on the road and home soon.
Keep the posative attitude.
I heard of a young 26 year old who was killed this weekend leaving a husband and 1 year old daughter.
Guess that makes a few nights in a motel seem pretty minor.
Enjoy every minute you have with your family, and thank the good Lord you are all together.
I know you are making the best of it. You are such a wonderful women.Your family is very blesed to have you as a mom and wife.
Blessings
Mr.Brian

Cyndi said...

Love the Christmas blog. Hope you guys get home soon without it costing you a arm and a leg. Did a little Christmas shopping today and the crowds are out you better get busy when you get back. Safe travels

Kimber said...

Oh Kim,

I am so sorry to hear this! This actually hapened to us one time when we were visiting here (where we currently live) on our way back to Tx!

I am praying for a speedy and safe return. When you get back, please e-mail em your address. I have your sqaure all ready to send but when my computer dies again, I lost the address:)

Hugs,Kim

Christy said...

Im so sorry!! THat is horrible but like you said- what can you do? Im with Verna on the new mini van for christmas-- good idea!!

HOpe this nightmare ends soon.

Christy :)

Cindi said...

Ick. I guess the best you can do is take it in stride and think of how great it'll be when you get home!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

I just caught up on all of your posts and I can’t believe you are stranded. I hope you all make it home soon!! Car troubles suck!

Love the new look of the blog!! I love Christmas!

I hope your next post is from home!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Alyson & Ford said...

What terrible luck! Hope you all have some fun - as you said, make the best of it. Enjoy the unexpected mini-vacation!

Alyson
LID 01/27/06

Rachael said...

Too bad you couldn't be stranded somewhere more exotic. (I've never actually been to Des Moines...so nothing against it.)

Hope you get home safe and soon.

Holly said...

Uh oh. Hope you guys get back home safely soon! Love your blog!

cougchick said...

God speed to you RMJ...

K1 said...

I think Mr. Brian needs to get off his computer and in his car!!!!!!!!

Steffie B. said...

Oh girl....I am so sorry. Perhaps a new car should come from Santa? ho-ho-ho!

I'm working on my RMJ pic with Sophia. Do I still have time?

jennifer said...

I'm late checking in! I am so sorry you were stranded. I guess it's good you left during the day instead of night. Car repairs are never fun.

secret agent said...

oh no.....
at least there's a pool.