Thursday, January 17, 2008

Little Lily

If you weren't aware, I name my vehicles. It started with Kenneth the Cougar, for my first "all-mine" car. It had to be a boy, because all my friends had boy car names, and they were going to hang out a lot....Obviously. My next vehicle was Pearl, my dear 97 Isuzu Rodeo. She was a pearly white color, probably b/c it was a bit older. Moving right along....Lily came into my life in October. She has been a great choice: 2004 Nissan XTerra. Unfortunately, less than 4 months after signing my life away on car payments for her, she has developed an antifreeze leak out of the radiator.

Now I am faced with a bit of a dilemma, do I pay the $500 repair cost, or just keep pumping antifreeze into her, hoping the car doesn't overheat, hoping the "service engine soon" light stays off, and hoping it doesn't affect anything, such as the acceleration, which first clued me in there was a problem?

I opted for the pump-her-full-of-antifreeze-and-hope-she-survives-for-a-while route. Hopefully, I will be able to get some info on this extended warranty I am paying for and get that fixed, and not out of my pocket.

If you have been reading this for any length of time, you know that car trouble is not good news, considering that I was prompted to buy Lily b/c of malfunctions with Pearl's engine ($700), which forced me to drive my dad's car for a few weeks, which then resulted in my hitting a deer, thereby causing another $700 in damages....My new car was supposed to fix these issues! Gracious.

Right now I am listening to Shane and Shane..."This is my song of surrender, you are my portion, my reward." I have to remember this vehicle problema is a minor issue, and I need to surrender it, and everything to the Lord....So much easier said than done; rejoicing in the midst of frustrations.

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