Unexpected Van Repairs

Are these not the two most smiling folks you have ever seen after having dealt with a car issue?

We couldn’t help but smile.

Our van roof has a rusty spot that has been leaking. We decided to sprinkle some carpet fresh into the carpet so that it might help with the musty odor of the van. I actually joked as Courtney opened the door that I had done her a favor by not sprinkling the powder into the driver’s seat for her drive down the street.

Of course, wanting the freshest possible result, I also used the ENTIRE box. (I did have a second but decided that would just be too much.)

I sent Courtney to the car wash to vacuum it all out…she phoned me some minutes later to say that the van was overheating and had no power. (I don’t think that is going to be a “good” car repair.) I called a tow truck and went down to meet them.

When Courtney stepped out of the car, there was carpet fresh sprinkled all over the ground around her feet.

Even after the truck pulled away with the van, you could STILL smell the GAIN FRESH SCENT in the air. 🙂

I’ve tried to imagine what our dear friend and mechanic’s garage smells. It makes me smile every time.

James 1:2-4

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

We have much to be thankful for these days!

I was supposed to be with Paul in Mississippi this weekend. We were expecting bad weather at home so it was decided that I would stay here. That meant I was home to help when Courtney needed me and to taxi folks back and forth to church on Sunday morning.

We are planning to take a trip in a couple of weeks. The van could have broken down on the side of the interstate but as it happened, it was just down the street.

Having sprinkled the carpet powder, we’ve given our mechanic free air freshening for his garage!

I’m thankful for my children and their good attitude. They know the Lord takes care of us. We actually had a great time while we waited on the tow truck.

This was the ?th time we’ve used this same tow guy. He has great service and I pray the Lord would allow us to plant seeds in his life. He thanked me for always using him before he pulled away (chuckling about the carpet powder, I might add).

The Lord is good…even when there are car repairs.


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