works, meet spanner

Well, we made it to Canada just fine. Smooth flight. Got our hire car at the airport and hit the road to the family homestead.

Thirty minutes down the highway, the car shudders. Hard. We soon pull over, and the automatic transmission slips out of gear. And won’t go back in.

We’re broken down. In the rain.

A tow truck and a replacement car are on the way. But it’ll be 90 minutes. They say.