This has been a JOURNEY. You may wanna read these in chronological order.
He 👏🏾 Did 👏🏾 It 👏🏾 Before 👏🏾
Tricky Trust & Fickle Faith
Cheap Isn’t Always Better
Waiting Is The Action But Patiently Is The Attitude
Where Is My Money
Sooooooo when I talked to the mechanic, he said what the other one said. The brake issue isn’t even the cv axle. The issue was tricky to figure out. He said when the brake is hard it is usually the break support or something like that. But in my case, it had something to do with the pump in the engine that is related to the brakes.
Confession. The check engine light has been on for months. I had an issue that was a recall. The guy said that may not fix the light. I lost the paperwork for what the codes were.
It was gonna cost a lot just for them to put it on the machine again and diagnose it. I knew someone who could put it on there. I just didn’t get around to having them do it. Doing gig work makes it hard for me to save. Some ppl make a lot. I had just figured out how to where I was before I left. Grrrrr.
Two weeks ago, someone was driving my car and asked how long the check engine light had been on. I let them know a while and that I had the paperwork somewhere. I had been riding with the light on so long and nothing happened. I didn’t even give it a thought.
Let’s pause here for a second. I had an issue. I lived with the issue. I knew the issue needed to be handled. But, because the issue wasn’t an obvious or immediate problem, I pushed off resolving it.
My issue finally said no more. My issue said it couldn’t be ignored any longer. It was so expensive that I didn’t create a plan to address it. I just kept it moving. I don’t even think I prayed about it. I prayed and worried about the more recent, seemingly more immediate issue.
Because I didn’t handle the issue proactively, when it came time to deal with it, my entire world basically stopped. All because I kept putting it off because it didn’t seem like a big deal.
How often do we do this with issues in our lives? We have stuff we ignore or put off. We don’t even take it to or give it to God. And one day we can no longer act like it doesn’t exist. It blows EVERYTHING up.
I was gonna wait to post this until everything is fully resolved. But Ima go ahead and finish now. Especially since I have two drafts on deck. 🤷🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤣😂
Back to the issue. Labor and parts for the actual issue are $300 something. The parts are dealer only but readily available so it must be a common thing.
Y’all. This is the SECOND kinda big issue on this 2016 Chevy Malibu. If you’re considering a Malibu, get one before 2014 or after 2019. Bruh.
I told him to fix the axle too. He mentioned the flat tire. I told him he could change it and the spare is in the back seat. I told him I need tires too and I might as well get them there. He said that his tire guy is in Louisiana right now. I told him it doesn’t matter because I don’t have money in hand. 😂🤣
I called the people back to see if they actually processed the money. They did and I should have it in a day or two as told this morning.
I let the mechanic know to go ahead and start working tomorrow so it’s ready Thursday. I told him to not even worry about a quote for the axle and just fix it. I’ll worry about the tires in person.
I just reread this ro edit it. How awesome is it that I have enough money to not even have to count the cost? I have enough to just get the car right and road ready.
I gotta get the oil changed too. I’m gonna schedule that as soon as I publish this. I’m bougie about that though. I only go to the dealership for that. Surely it is more expensive. But hey, I’m trying to do right. Sometimes. Lol. I can’t with myself. Lolololololol.
And since I’m probably spending less for all the repairs than the other shop, I’m probably rounding up as a tip. One, I appreciate his customer service. Two, I like to be a blessing when I can. And when I get this money I didn’t even know I had, I will be able to do it.
This current saga will soon be over. I’m gone act a fool at church Sunday. It just so happens to be Pentecost Sunday. It’s the celebration of when the first people received the gift of the Holy Spirit. It’s a big deal. The celebration of the foundation of my belief system.
God loves me and so does my bestie aunt. I wanted a white dress for Sunday and for another aunt’s birthday. White is what you wear on Pentecost Sunday if you can. If not you stick out. And my aunt is turning 60 and having an all white brunch.
I went to see about opening a store card. I couldn’t because they switched banks. My aunt stays down for the foolishness. I told her what I wanted and about how much I’d need. She said just send the request. I said I’d give it back. It was $22.
I attempted to work today. I asked the Lord for enough to buy some deodorant. When I say I have not worked, I mean that. I had less than a dollar in my account. But I don’t need much money right now.
When I got to the register I had rewards. So I had money leftover to get the deodorant. I also had some dip I needed chips for. I got to the register and only had enough for one thing. I got the deodorant cuz, summer in the south. Ion need cholips that bad. But then I thought about it. The dip I have can go in tortillas. I found some that I could afford.
If He doesn’t love me I don’t know who does. 😢😭🗣👣🙏🏾👏🏾🙌🏾😩
If you have made it to the end with me, thank you. I pray this has blessed you as it has blessed me. And for your patience and time, I pray a special blessing. No lack. A surprise, answered prayer. A speedy recovery. A quick turnaround. Be blessed in the name of Jesus!