Hello one and all! Can you believe it is already September? Where oh where
did summer go? Where does time go? Did it slip into my back pocket? It certainly seems so, however there is no taking back the days once they pass.
The past month was a doozy with all that went on with our family. Not only did I lose my beloved mother, I totaled my car on the way back from one of the trips up to her home in the mountains. Darn rocks in the road! Nobody was hurt, just my little 11 year old Volvo is all. The night before leaving for the long trip to mom’s, I had a feeling that something horrible was going to happen on the trip. On the way up a large piece of metal was kicked up onto the windshield from a logging truck that had passed, leaving a huge chip/crack – and smack-dab in the line of vision, too. And then on the way home we were mainly watching for deer and bear – but it ended up being a “rocky road” that was our demise. A rock rolled off the mountain and into the path of my car! The rock rattled really good under the car and punctured my oil pan. Oil was everywhere! Had there not been an oncoming car and a car behind me, I could have carefully swerved to miss the rock.
Luckily, just ahead on the side of a road was a dirt turnout. I was able to pull the car right over and shut the engine down…as black gold flowed like a tar river from under my car. God took care of us and we were able to flag down a nice young man who drove me up the hill so I could get phone service. Right after the young man pulled over, a Sheriff’s truck was passing by with lights and sirens on.
My first thought was, “WOW! That was a fast response!! How did he know!?” However, he was responding to an accident further down the canyon road. He did radio the California Highway Patrol who, in turn, dispatched a tow truck to the scene. Because the car was filled to the brim with some of my mother’s artwork and antiques, we opted to have it towed home rather than to a repair shop. And because I don’t have a PREMIER roadside service (which is up to 250 miles for a tow), the tow home was $1400.00. (Note to self: next year spend that extra $30.00 to get the Premier roadside service!)
A few days after I got home, God blessed me with a call from our insurance company. They said that they were going to pay for that tow home! Yes! Can you believe that? I just cried – I am like that, very weepy over good news and TV commercials.
Prayers being sent to those who have lost more than just a silly car. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and their homes because of the fires that rage in Texas and the flooding and hurricane destruction that has gone on back east. Would you please send God a little prayer for Kathy Sue…her precious home is very near the path of the fire where she lives in Texas. LOVE you, Kathy!
**Peace to all….**