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GRATEFUL

About a week and a half ago, I let go of the quest to get another car. I can’t afford a car payment and I decided that, instead of rushing out and buying another car I really couldn’t afford, I would instead choose the option of walking and catching rides to work. I came to grips with the notion that I would not be driving until 2008 (while saving money to get a decent car).

Well, the most amazing thing happened today.

One of the ladies I work with, M, has this wonderful husband, B. B used to work at the church I work for. He and his wife are two of the sweetest people on earth.

Anyway, B calls me today and says, “I have a car for you,” and gives me a phone number to call. I could hardly believe my ears.

Apparently this lady’s 90 year old mother died just before Christmas and she wants to GIVE her car away.

GIVE.

As in no money down, thank you.

So B speaks up and says, “I know someone who needs a car,” and she said she’d love to give it to me.

It’s a 92 Buick (Century or Regal, she couldn’t remember) with only 60,000 miles on it. It’s dark blue and B said the interior of it (this is what he’s recollected) is like new. I don’t know what condition the car is in, but supposedly this lady took good care of it, and if it lasts me a year or two, I’ll be thrilled.

I’m doing the dance of joy right now… which should never be seen in public.

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I seek to live, breathe & work creatively. Late bloomer. Breast cancer survivor, tamoxifen warrior. I will meet each challenge w/determination, badassery & sass!

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