The bad news...my front ball bearing joint/axle & associated parts of my car are broken. They've been clanking and banging around for a month or more now...the car has almost 200,000 miles on it.
The good news...I was safely home - just pulled in the driveway.
The bad news...I have to be at work.
The good news...B has a big diesel pick-up that I'm capable of driving (though I think it's a tank and I don't enjoy it!)
The bad news...the truck has a big trailer attached to it
Good news...there's a couple of guys working a mile or so away who know how to unhook the trailer.
Bad news...truck won't start
Good news...same guy who can unhook trailer can try to start it.
Bad news...he's not successful at starting it.
Good news...he's willing to give me a ride to my school bus.
The funniest part about it...I had just dropped B off at work after lunch - we'd stopped in at a used car lot and found a vehicle that looked like it might work for me...we just weren't sure we wanted to do the "new car" thing right now. But I will be test driving it tonight.
So we wait and see what happens. It's rather a good thing that Stretch's musical is this weekend so that I can drive his car if necessary next week - he's free again to ride the bus.