I'm going to Massachusetts again this weekend, to see Dar Williams -- or, at least, that's the plan. A few weeks ago I went over a bump of some sort -- OK, I drove, intentionally, over a curb, because I was stupid -- and since then it's taken a Herculean effort to keep the car moving in a straight line.

Why can't it ever be something simple? I was prepared for an alignment. $60, maybe $100 tops if I needed a new tire due to rounding compensation.


The right control arm has apparently been horribly, horribly damaged. Apparently if I'd kept driving, eventually the wheel'd fall off, or something equally dire.

I don't have $600. Donations would be greatly appreciated. Amuse yourself by sending me a few pennies via paypal (dmd@3e.org).