THIS is why we're GOING ON A ROAD TRIP IN THREE WEEKS. [EDIT: God, how tired AM I? XD]
The Ford Escort is no more. Dead over engine trouble, although there's plenty of other things wrong with her.
We're sharing my mother-in-law's Daewoo right now. Which is not easy and has to be making my MIL crazy.
So, we wound up with a decision. A Buick Rivera, which gets 12 miles to the gallon highway, for $2500 here in town or we hike out to NM [the plane tickets only cost us about $300 for both of us, one-way], pick up the Kia Sophia Anissa's uncle Kevin has for free and drive her home [paying for gas and hotels on the way].
So, yeah. I think we're going to New Mexico.