we made it home. a ten hour trip took twenty hours, but we made it home. friends sacrificed their time, energy, and holiday plans to come rescue us, but we made it home.
we really thought it was transmission related and braced ourselves for a super costly repair. thankfully, it was the catalytic converter (MUCH less expensive in comparison!) and we had the car back by wednesday.
currently, i'm finishing up packing for our SMITE trip. jackson and i leave for the weekend to minister to the teens from our youth group as they minister to a church in Ohio for the week. good times ahead!