to those who are wondering . . .
The doctor’s appointment for the kids went well. We checked for a heart murmur on all of them since there was the possibility that Dan’s condition was genetic. They are all fine. Maranatha has an innocent murmur. Meaning that it comes and goes and that she will probably grow out of it in a year or two.
The van . . .
I got an update on the van. Apparently the transmission is aluminum and a piece broke off inside somewhere. Then that piece went through the works and chewed everything up. They tore the thing apart and discovered that it would be cheaper to replace the transmission than to replace the parts that got chewed up. So, two days to deliver the transmission another day or two to put it in, a couple of days to drive it around and test it. It is under warranty and we will pay nothing. Praise the Lord!
Currently I am thinking that the 23rd of January we will be making the trip to MI. Mom is available to drive me out and will probably take the train back either Sat or Sun. Yeah!!!