Silver linings! After 4 days of wandering around, reading, learning guitar and watching movies while we wait for the mechanic to finish Easter, they returned! Bad news, the gearbox has gone. Good news, they have a used gearbox for our semi rare 4wd T4 down the road and it costs less than half the cheapest price I could find for one! And they are gonna prioritize it so fingers crossed we should be on the road tonight!
Funny if this had happened anywhere else we could have been up for thousands on repairs and have had to bring #vanlife 2018 to an abrupt end, but because we're in this random little town with a randomly large amount of vw t4's around, Lemonade will be her healthiest self yet for the road ahead!