Car trouble sucks. Right now I’m facing a future full of crazy car repairs. I had considered making a post complaining about it, but I’ve realized that I am far too blessed to be complaining. So this post is one of thanksgiving.
I am thankful that I have enough savings to afford this.
I am thankful that my friend has a second vehicle I can borrow for a few days.
I am thankful I found Mikey, a BBB, AAA, and Angie’s List approved auto shop owner who does a monthly segment on the local news.
I am thankful I have a friend who lives next to me and works with me and took me home from work today.
I am thankful I have another coworker friend who has offered to drive me anywhere I need to go.
I am thankful for yet another coworker friend who picked me up from the auto shop today and took me back to the office.
I am thankful for a dad who has listened to me cry over the phone and walked me through this process. And offered to yell at the guy who took advantage of my lack of car knowledge.
I am thankful I have a job that allows me to take as much time as I need to get stuff like this done.
I am thankful I have a roommate who in still in college and therefore has time to chauffeur me around.
I am thankful that I still have my physical mobility, although I don’t have automotive mobility.
I am thankful that this crazy, frustrating, ridiculous process isn’t permanent and it’ll all be over soon.
And, finally, I am thankful I at least have a car to begin with.