Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The Lord is so GOOOOOOOD!
Today, I took 'Shua and Lauren to the airport in El Paso so they could fly back to IL and visit with family. It was crazy early, about 5 am...and cold and rainy and SUPER windy. We arrived safely, but as I pulled into the airport, we splashed through a HUGE puddle and the power steering went out...OH NO!! So I got them dropped off, assured that I was alright and headed out. After about 2 blocks the car started to get hot and it occurred to me that the big splash had dislodged the serpentine belt and so along with no power steering, I had no way to cool the engine...oh DEAR! So, I pulled in at the local McDee's and considered my options....I could drive home at 35 miles an hour, and stop every 10 minutes...and HOPE that I wasn't doing irreparable damage to the car, I could wait for a dealership to open up and hope they don't charge 350 dollars for the 5 minute fix, I could call a friend back in Cruces and hope they aren't working, or I could wait ALL day for Dan to get home from work and drive over to fix it up. Hmmm, decisions, decisions...LOL! I called Dan to let him know that I was going to wait for the dealership to open first and then make a plan from there. He called back a few minutes later to say that one of the supervisors was heading back to Cruces at about 9 and he could catch a ride with him and then drive over which would have him there by noon-ish. Better idea since it was 'free' except for the missed hours of work, but I was hoping to not still be sitting in the car 5 hours later. *sigh* David and Derek were playing games together and doing well, so I wasn't to hysterical at the inconvenience, but I knew it was just a matter of time before someone started going stir crazy : ) The phone rang again and I was surprised to hear Dan on the other end, and the glory rolled!! The guy that Dan just 'happened' to be working with today has a brother that lives in El Paso and just 'happens' to be a mechanic. *winks* Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor?? Anywho, this kind gentleman came and stood in the rain and wind to fix a complete stranger's car and then wouldn't accept any money...what a treasure! Our round trip took longer than it took for 'Shua and Lauren to arrive in Chicago, but that's OK since we met an angel today...thanks Lord, for the reminder that you are ALWAYS looking out for us!!