Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday

This week I have something that I am SOOOOO Thankful for....my van has been fixed! I am not linking up to anybody for this post, but I wanted to thank everyone who has prayed with me about this situation. My van sat not working in the driveway for over 2 months. Hubby is off on Thursdays & Fridays, so I was able to take the middle kids to their weekly choir practice (when they weren't sick) & I was able to do my volunteer time on the phones for our church food pantry, but all our other activities had been put on hold, including going to church on Sundays.

Last week, I spoke to our priest while the kids were in choir practice & mentioned that I had seen an article in the latest church newsletter about one of the church sextons (janitor) working on cars as a hobby. I asked if he thought the sexton would be willing to come take a look at my van. I was pretty sure it was something fairly simple, but had no way of taking it someplace to be looked at. Spending $100 to have it towed was totally not in our budget. Our priest took my phone number & wrote down some details about the van. A few days later I got a call from George. He is a very nice man & agreed to drive out to our house to see if he could fix the van. He brought all kinds of tools & quickly ruled out the starter as being the problem. Within an hour or so, he had the van running!! It turned out that the connections for both the battery cables were really bad and it just wasn't getting enough juice from the battery to start.

I am sooooo very THANKFUL that George was willing to do this for me! For the last several days I have been relishing in my renewed freedom. I am so eager to get back into our church routines and feel connected again to the outside world.

2 comments:

LT said...

What a true blessing! I am so happy for you, Enjoy your returning freedom!!

Janet said...

What a blessing! I'm so glad you were able to get it fixed and that is was something simple.