So Mom finally got fed up with the bug not working so she called around at a couple shops and College Way Auto in Fergus Falls, MN said they were capable of fixing bugs so we decided to take it there. So we tied it up to my mom's little Escort and headed down the road. We didn't even get 3 miles down the road when we broke the tow rope. Luckily I learned how to properly tie a knot in my Stagecraft class a couple semesters ago and was able to tie it back together.
Oh, and it was raining and my sunroof leaks down the sides of the headliner. So that was not fun but also answered the question of how my mechanics books got so wet that I had sitting in the car.