Yesterday I received a call from my Daughter in law, Peggy. I am going there soon to spend a week with them and my Grand children, Anna and John. I am so excited to see them all and this is like a little vacation for me and Merlin.
He gets to go too because he and their two dogs, Sarah and Bailey, love to play together and have a blast.
Anyway, I thought Peggy was calling about this upcoming visit and she told me she had a question she needed to ask me.
What came next put me into shock and I could barely speak.
Peggy asked me if I wanted a different vehicle. Her husband, Chris’s Mother was going to trade in her car and get a new one. But, Peggy and Chris wanted to know if I wanted the car before the trade in. They would pay for the car for me.
My jaw dropped.
Here is the car and the description.
1999 Buick Century
Light blue interior
Oil changed today
Front tires good. Back tires fair
Air conditioning works we think
Power windows and locks
All I could do is keep thanking Peggy and Chris for this unexpected gift. I was overwhelmed continuing to be almost speechless and what was coming out of mouth was gibberish.
The thought of using less gas, not burning up in my black jeep with no air conditioning and freezing in the winter with no heat in it was unbelievable to me.
While I am there they will help me get the car titled in my name and license plates since it is not much of a drive to get to Northern KY, right across the Ohio river so I can drive it home.
And with this car I can come up to my daughter in law’s house without her having to come down to get me and take me back home. I can go visit my brother and spend holidays with them. I can also visit much missed good friends in Ohio.
After we got off the phone, I was shaking all over. Why I don’t know but shake I did. It was time to feed Merlin and I was all butter fingers. I dropped his kibble all over the floor out of the bowl. Then when I added food out of a can for him, I dropped that too and that splattered everywhere. Needless to say I had a lot to clean up off my kitchen floor.
Dave tells me it’s a blessing from God. I can even go visit him now since he is only about 70 miles from me in Lexington.
I don’t know yet what I’ll do with the jeep. I think I’ll keep it for the time being since it has 4-W drive. I have become attached to that bucking bronco.
As Scarlett said to Rhett in Gone With the Wind: “I can’t think about that now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”