Why a Black Cloud?

I will explain the "black cloud". My mother's family from time to time would say that if anything bad that could happen would happen to them and called it the black cloud. I find this to be true in my life almost on a daily basis. Just like a friend my black cloud is present everyday. Let me make this clear...I talk about my black cloud in an entirely jokingly way. I laugh about most things, even when they are bad....it's all going to be alright. My faith is such that the Lord will provide and even if I don't know how in the world we are going to fix whatever has happened, he knows. So please any of my bad things that I mention, know that I am laughing and remaining faithful while I am typing! And please LAUGH because I am!

He that is afraid of bad luck will never know good" -RussianProverb

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Falling limbs and broken down cars

About a month ago, my high mileage cavalier stopped working. We had the problem diagnosed by a mechanic. He said the timing chain had broken and with the 182K miles we would be better off not fixing it cause it would cost too much to fix it. Turns out it wasn't the timing chain but instead the guides had broken and the chain was so loose that it caused some damage to bolts,e tc. (bolts had to be ordered from GM and took 1 1/2 weeks to get here).  So I bought a beater from a friend -96 toyota with 214K miles.  thought it was great for two reasons: no car payment and toyotas last forever...ok at least it would last until we could afford a car payment. I took the toyota to get a couple of tires and an alignment..that is when the Highway Patrolman stopped me for an expired tag. When I bought the car we left it in my friends name for a couple of days until she could get back to get the title for me. She has forgotten to renew the tag since the car wasn't their main vehicle. She got back into town we signed the car over to me and I got the fine reduced! Yesterday, when I was on my way to run an errand, the toyota stopped...double yay!  Beverly and Brian went over to were the car was to try and figure out what was wrong with it.  guess what is wrong!  The timing belt...wooohooo! Beverly pulled it home for me with Brian steering the toyota. So now that Jason has the cavalier torn apart to replace the timing guides, chain and bolts ...I am still without a car since the toyota has broken its timing belt.  Last night, I hear a huge cracking sound and then a thud. I got up to see what it was. I huge limb broke off of our 100 year old pecan tree ( I don't know if it is that old but it is the biggest pecan tree I have ever seen) and is laying in the back yard.  Things I am thankful for: a husband who can fix the cars, even if it takes a long time (he is in school full time and works full time), brother in law and sister who were willing to stand in the 100 degree weather to see what was wrong and get the car home and that the limb didn't hit the house!

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