I'm finally getting around to doing an update. We've had a very good time here in South Carolina. We had been planning to return home this week, but will need to stay a few more days so Jon can finish up a job he's working on. We're enjoying Colorado-style cold weather here in temperate South Carolina. My kids had been wondering what a warm-ish, rainy Christmas would be like. Instead we're having frigid temperatures, some sleet, and even a little snow, although not enough for a white Christmas. But no one minded. Grandparents win out over snow any day.
We took our Suburban in to be repaired at Jerry Cain's Auto Body in Piedmont, SC on the Monday before Christmas. To our great surprise, Mr. Jerry called us on Wednesday to say the job was done! We didn't even have time to get the replacement car rented. It looks as good as new, and we are very pleased. It even runs better, thanks to a tune-up.