Starting last summer when the 14 year old, paid for, car died and had to be towed to the house. We went and looked at new and used cars and had the most awful experience with a dealership and the "you need to buy today and pay a huge interest rate guy". Both Hubby and I agreed that the thought of a loan for an old car just made us sick, we prayed about it and we got the old car we already owned fixed......
The old car with 217,000 miles on it was the subject of a recall. We went in in December and got the airbags replaced.....
Hubby goes to job fairs and looks for the perfect part time job for the 'older' retiree, and visits with the vendors and collects pens and magnets and sometimes gets food - and he has fun doing it. So he goes to the job fair and starts talking to the insurance recruiter and tells her about his wife (me) who is a licensed agent, not working for anyone right now and all my many years of experience, and she asks for my phone number and he starts to think - maybe he should check with me first and takes her card for me to call her if I'm interested. We prayed about it, I did call and got the perfect little part time job (!)- 15 hours or so a week, easy commute, 5hrs a day, 3 days a week, and I'm training new agents who are building their agencies - it's kind of a trainer/den mother job (they are all the age of my kids and younger and male!) So now we have a little extra money coming in starting in December - just before Christmas - this is kind of fun.......
|This was just the side of the rock!|
|The tire and wheel were toast!|
|There went the new airbags!|
|2014 Toyota Corolla - isn't it cute?|
We now have the car we needed, the money to pay for it and the old car was worth more as a total loss than it would have been as a trade in! The airbags were new so we did not suffer some of the horror stories of injuries from them. We now have a reliable car that we are not afraid to take to visit the kids and Miss Lily! I hope that our story will help the next time something happens and you get the urge - like me - to say "really Lord? Are you sure!?" ;)
God is good!!! (and thankfully he knows what he is doing!)
Since I mentioned her - here is a photo of Miss Lily (and her Daddy) when the Super Bowl was just too long!! :)