6.5 hours is a luxury...if anyone sees collin, kaitlin and aj down there smack them to make sure they are awake then give them a high five for me. i decided late last night to not bring the xj because the exhaust is falling off (again) and the power steering has a small leak that i haven't diagnosed yet. so at 10pm i decided to take the wifes subaru instead. since those three were leaving at about 11 i caught up to them on the highway so we could keep an eye on each other since we were all pretty tired at that point. about an hour into the trip i heard a small bearing grind and my boost pressure disappeared. i knew instantly that my turbo was gone...collin turned around and came to my aid and he made the choice to tow me back to my house long before i threw any cash his way. good people are hard to find these days, and i cant tell those guys how awesome it was that they took the time out of their trip to help a guy out. im still going to try to make my way down tomorrow night if i can, but now im driving the xj and i have a grumpy wife at home with no car. the damage on the car is minimal...new turbo and she will be good to go. i think it will be going down the road fast since we had already planned to sell it before the move.
im really torn about the trip down, but do me a favor and tell those guys thanks for me...we all got to our destinations a little glossy eyed, but we all made it!