Married to the Empire

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Faith in the Midst of Irony--Part 2

Oh, you're gonna love this...

The same day that I posted about praying over our finances, then having expensive stuff fall on us, my husband came home and tossed a little piece of black plastic at me. It was the lever for the hood popper on our Honda Civic. The check-engine light had come on, and when he tried to pop the hood to check the oil, the thing came off in his hand.

Why us?

The mechanic could take our car this morning, so we headed over there. Again. He brought some little contraption out that hooks up to something or other, looked at it, then got out of the car and opened the gas thing. (Sorry, I don't speak Car.) He removed the gas cap and told us that was the problem. Steven had lost the original gas cap years ago when he forgot to put it back on after filling up. He purchased a replacement, but it wasn't a Honda original. Apparently, gas caps do matter.

We had him go ahead and do an oil change, so that, along with receiving a special Honda factory-made gas cap, and we got out for only $49.

We're feeling very blessed right now.

6 comments:

A. said...

Do you listen to Car Talk on NPR? They'll teach you how to speak car. Just don't listen while you drive, because you'll be laughing so hard you will need to pull over.

Ewokgirl said...

I've never listened to their show, but I have read their column in the newspaper. They are funny guys!

AnneK said...

What a blessing! Isn't it great to serve a Saviour who cares about all the details in or lives?

cindy said...

Perhaps it's time to think about replacing one of your cars . . .

Ewokgirl said...

Why?! No payments, as you know. And they rarely give us trouble. It's just that when they do, it's all at once. Besides, I love seeing Daddy's proud look when he sees how well my "little Civic" is holding up. It's almost an experiment now to see how long it will last. It'll be 13 years in April for the Civic...

Even our mechanic has been impressed with how well we've maintained our cars.

Amy W said...

Wow, just the gas cap??? Praise God! And I still don't understand how that works either...