I rescued Christopher and it was his idea that we switch cars since he thought he may be spending the night at a friend's house. This is one of the manager's at the bookstore who ministers (along with his wife) to teenagers on Thursday nights and they have enjoyed Christopher helping them. As it turns out, he will be driving out to their house but returning home rather than spending the night.
I almost had him keep the newer car but decided against it. I ran a couple errands while in town and then started home, hoping the gas prices had not risen to $4.19 at our gas station (they had!). Just as I was going to turn into the gas station to put $20.00 gas in the car, the "Check Engine" light came on and the car died. (No, I wasn't out of gas.)
I was at least two miles from home. It was hot and humid and I did not want to walk... so I prayed. I got the car started again and it died a couple more times but it finally COASTED into our driveway!
I don't know what is wrong with it but 1) I am thankful I didn't have to walk home in the heat (not to mention leaving the car behind) and 2) I'm thankful Christopher didn't have the car and have it die out on the highway as he will be driving about twenty or more miles from town this evening!
So, now we are back to being a one car family. It seems our destiny... sigh. However, I can't complain when the car makes it all the way home. We'll get the car looked at when possible. It's a great car and we are so thankful it was given to us but it does have over 200,000 miles on it so we knew it would need some attention.