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Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Van Returns

There is nothing like doing without something (or someone) to make you more appreciative of it. Yesterday, I got my van back! Exactly three weeks ago yesterday, I was rear-ended. You can check out the before and after photos remembering that the "after the repair" is pretty much the same as the "before the mishap." I was stopped at a red light and never saw it coming. Thankfully, no one was injured but my poor van was kind of beat up so I've been driving a rental car for the last week and a half. Now, don't get me wrong. I am very thankful to have wheels at all and be able to get where I've needed to be. BUT I am even more thankful to have my own comfortable car back with all my "stuff" in Aldi boxes and quarter, my tissues, my snow scraper, my sunglasses, that sort of thing. I am thankful to have my own comfortable car back that I know what all the buttons and knobs do. And maybe most of all, I am thankful to not have to try to keep the gas gauge at a quarter of a tank thinking I am returning it any day and that is how much gas I am supposed to return it with. That was hard!

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