Sunday, October 19, 2008

marathon week

This has been a marathon week for us. In fact, 'marathon' doesn't seem to describe it adequately. I'll just do a quick run-down:

(Keep in mind it has been a month now since Adam's awful wreck.)

* Got a call from the insurance company that they'd have to have yet ANOTHER form faxed over and signed before they could process our reimbursement check for the total loss of our car.
* Looked at car #4 with numerous cigarette burns all over the inside of the car.

* Woke up early to go look at a few more cars.
* Met 2 different car dealers who were TOTALLY unwilling to budge on the list price. Weird. And disappointing.
* Spent much of the day online looking for used cars...withOUT cigarette burns.
* Decided, at 7 p.m., to give up and go to a reputable dealership and look for a nicer, newer car.
* Test drove a car around 7:30.
* Bought the wonderful SUV God led us to around 8:30 p.m. - and finally breathed a sigh of relief.

* Returned the rental car after 25 days! Praise the Lord!
* Mailed/Faxed (what we hope to be) the final paperwork to get our reimbursement check from the insurance.
* Had an evening at home without worrying about finding a car or talking to insurance agents.

* Found out that my sweet Memaw has to have surgery again next week :(

* Went to a 'Mad Science' carnival in Keller at our niece's school.

* Car wash for the new car.
* Home cooked fried chicken lunch at Memaw's house, where some family dynamics changed forever...
* Birthday dinner for a good friend, and games after.

* Took our niece to the State Fair on its last open day...CROWDED!

So yes, it has been a marathon week, but one filled to overflowing with God's faithfulness in all areas. He provided a wonderful new vehicle for us, got Memaw in for surgery so quickly, and gave us precious time with friends and family, even if it was all packed in to a busy, busy week.

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate
and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding
in love and faithfulness.

1 comment:

Krista Sanders said...

I am out of breath reading it.