Well, bad-luck gigs happen. Sometimes the trouble is worth the money, sometimes not. At least so far the axle has stayed more or less at right angles to the direction of travel. That’s important – I learned that at mechanicing school.
S&L are still on the road, due back home tomorrow if everything goes well. And bless her heart, when I texted to say I had watered her plants but now I was stuck there until the Jeep would start, she offered me the loan of her own car. Considered taking her up on it, too – but that car is no more capable of climbing T&S’s driveway than the Jeep currently is, and the Jeep is working – with a few caveats and addenda. So we’ll carry on as long as we can.
ETA: Oh, and lest I forget: Various Generous Readers hit the tip jar to the tune of over $200 for Jeep repairs, and along with a check that’s in the mail from BB that should put us over the top for axle repairs and to catch up on all the maintenance needs the engine has accumulated. So thank you very much! Something to consider when you think of going off-grid and off-economy: How far can you walk? Because that’s a problem for me and has been since sometime in 1972.