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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Weedend Update

It's been a long weary weekend. The weekend, for the most part, was fun. We did care for both of our grandchildren. If you really want a workout, follow a 18 month old little boy around the house and yard.

The last twenty-four hours has brought a shock to our lives. I cannot at this time give details. If, and it's a big 'if' the news we received last evening is correct, then our (Sweet Wife and myself) lives will change dramatically. The news is both sad and wonderful. Neither of us has gotten a peaceful hour of sleep since 'the phone call.' To say we're shocked would be an understatement.  Either way we should know by the end of the week and then I'll reveal details to you. Please keep us in your daily prayers, we'll need it.

Now, about the Subaru. After I closed my business this past Saturday I drove home and gathered the two girls in my life and we took a ride to 'see' the car. The moment I stepped onto the car lot I said, 'No.'

The car was a complete misrepresentation. The dealer had gone online and taken a stock photograph of an older Subaru in mint condition and used it as his ad placement. The car on the lot, although in fairly sound mechanical condition, was a wreck. Weathered and rotten to the core. Needless to say I walked away as a very pissed off man. Even Little Bit said, "Papa, don't hurt him."

After we left the dealership Sweet Wife turned to me and said, "I thought you were gonna burst a blood vessel..." Guess I was kinda ticked off. My car lust has chilled considerably.

That afternoon we went and shopped for a swim suit for Little Bit. She'd begged for a new one for days, so away we went...hours later, foot sore and weary, she chose one. But only after fifteen trips to the change room. She is such a girl.

Later, back home, she went for a swim.


Notice any difference. An adjustment has been made to her hair.

Above, the morning after her new haircut. She'd just awakened. She begged her Nana for the cut. I think it's a great improvement.

After our failed trip to the car dealership we took Little Bit's saved coins and cashed them in for fiat currency and went to my friends coin shop and swapped the worthless notes for real money, silver. Little Bit carefully shopped for just the right silver coin and ingot for her future. Here are the results.

She'd saved enough loose change to purchase two ounces of silver. I asked why these two pieces and she said, "Because, Papa, they're pretty."  Worked for me.

Oh, one last picture. This is a before shot taken prior to her hair adjustment.


One last note. After I post this I will answer all your wonderful comments. To those that left advice for the Subaru I owe you all one big happy 'thank you.' You came through for me and I do appreciate all the kind and wonderful advice. I took notes and those little nuggets of wisdom were tucked away in my pocket when I went to check out the car. You are all such nice people. God bless you.

Stephen

27 comments:

  1. And trust that whatever is thrown your way is God's will - no matter how unforseen the news is / was.

    Praying for yours and Sweet Wife's strength.

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    1. Thank you, Dani. I sit wait. I'm about to bite a few fingernails off. I'm restrained from revealing too much in detail. If this 'thing' happens, it'll be a shock to those in the know...

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  2. dear sweet one - you and yours are always in our thoughts and prayers! however, we will be sending strength thoughts and especially warm wishes to help you and Sweet Wife through this shock. i know that whatever it is, you will be able to deal with it as Dani mentioned above - it will be God's will and i know how much you trust in that. whatever it is - please know that there are a lot of people here who will do whatever they can - just let us know!

    i am sorry to hear about the lemon! and sorry you went all the way out and were so disappointed! however, Little Bit's hair and new swimsuit are awesome!

    lots of love being sent your way from the both of us always! your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney

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    1. Thank you, Dear Sweet kymber. I'm such a nervous wreak, which is a strange sensation to me. Like it said, it's both sad, very sad, and wonderful. I'm just not sure what the repercussions will bring to our lives. I feel like a man with his hands tied behind his back. We, can do nothing but sit and wait for the news.

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  3. Will keep you in my prayers.

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    1. Thanks, dear lady, thank you very much...

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  4. Praying as always!!

    Love the pictures!

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    1. Thanks, Pretty Girl. She's a cutie...

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  5. Well sorry for the car situation not working out. I hate cliff hangers but I will wait patiently and pray for the best outcome.

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  6. We'll keep praying for you about whatever the big life-changing news is.

    Sorry to hear about the car, you'll just have to lurk the classified adds for a old hippie who wants a new model.

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  7. Praying for you.

    No wonder used car dealers have such a bad name.

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  8. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)May 8, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Dear Stephen,
    Whatever the news is, good or bad, just know that you and Sweet Wife will be in our prayers. God sometimes gives us very, very heavy burdens to carry, but prayers & friends will always carry you through. He never gives us more than we can handle.
    Sorry about the car - wasn't meant to be..
    Little Bit looks adorable with her new hair-do. Please tell her for us she "looks cute as a button"!

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  9. Two children at a time can certainly wear you out! You and Sweet Wife are In My Prayers. Love Little Bit's suits and her hair is beautiful! Sorry that car wasn't the one, shop online--save the gas! The grandparents sure spoil these kids today! Coin hunting with my grandfather was the best fun!

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  10. Dear Stephen, I've had you and Sweet Wife in my prayers for sometime. I'm hoping all went well on Monday's doctors visit/nuke testing. There's nothing like getting your exercise (good exercise) chasing little grand babes(where do they get all of this energy) around the yard, house, ect... I like Lit Bit's new hair cut and her recent purchases. As for that Subaru, I would have provided that car dealer and certified ASS chewing, lol....and maybe even dropped a line to the Better Business Bureau for false advertisement.

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  11. keeping you in my thoughts. Hope it's more wonderful than sad.

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  12. LOVE the new swimsuit and the hair cut! Sorry 'bout the subaru, but car dealers can be like that. And they wonder why people don't trust what they say?!?
    Whatever news you are waiting for, I hope it is in your favor! Good thoughts heading your way!

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  13. Praying and hoping for the best.

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    1. Also, don't feel the need to respond to this sort of comment from me. I'm not so insecure that I have to have acknowledgment for something like this.

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  14. I hope you have news in your favor, too. I'm so sorry you have to agonize about what's to come. I'm no good with surprises.

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  15. The wife always says that the Lord doesn't give us anything he knows we can't handle. We'll be remembering y'all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  16. Good Bless hoping and praying for the best



    rgds
    Dan

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  17. I wonder where car salesmen get their reputation? I guess we will never know. Little Bit is (as usual) adorable. I like the haircut. Great idea on buying some silver. It will probably do better than a savings bond.

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  18. I promise to each of you, I shall return sometime today and answer each of your kind comments. I just cannot at present. Please, be patient with me.

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  19. No worries about a reply to this. I understand.

    First the hair cut is super cute on her, and she does have good taste in swimwear.

    Second, I will keep happy joyous thoughts in my head for you all.

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  20. I am just catching up from the weekend. I see grim clouds on your nest posting, but I am still hoping for good news.

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