Today Daniel dropped the car off to have an oil change before we go to Omaha to the temple this weekend.
He got a phone call within 30 minutes of getting to work. The ball joint (or something similar in name) was totally shot. The guy said he could move it 1 1/2 inches with his finger. He would let us take the car, but he wanted us to get it fixed ASAP since any bump could cause the wheel to blow (or worse) and we would be in the ditch.
The guy estimated less than $400 for parts and labor. We chose a more expensive part that they could pick up at the local auto part store instead of order. The part was over $100 anyway. We chose to spend $10 more dollars to possibly get the car done today.
I hope so, I was supposed to be going over to work on planning the Toddler Music Class tonight at 7pm. If worse comes to worse, I will call her and let her know that we have no car, and split up the stuff that way.
I didn't think to ask if they take credit cards, but even if they don't we have $$ in the bank. And we won't lose a wheel while driving on the highway.