Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Early Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year's Eve Eve. This has been a challenging day. I got up this morning and realized I had a flat tire. My husband is very safety conscious and both of us and my daughter have an emergency bag in our car with fix-a-flat, fire extinguisher, flares, etc. I used to think it was goofy, but now in my older years I realize how wonderful and wise it can be.

I got the fix-a-flat and the yellow stuff went into the tire and pumped it up enough for me to get to the local full service gas station. It turned out to be not such a great idea. I left it there and one of my co-workers picked me up. They called me and said it could not be fixed and I also needed another tire in the front. I told them the tires were fairly new and one should be enough, but please check how much the two tires and alignment would cost. He called back and said $578.00. After I picked myself up off the floor, I told him just to put the spare on and I would pick it up.

I called a local tire store and they had more of a selection and the guy told me to come in. Off I went to the tire store and got all fixed up for $165.00. Thank the Lord! This was just a speed bump, not a train wreck. I always try to tell myself, "If this is the worst thing that happens to me today I'll be doing great!"

I won't have too many opportunities to get out there and zoom around bloggyland in the next few days. I have to finish my year end reports and I am working on a great bible study, Esther by Beth Moore.

If I don't post again until 2009, I want to wish you all a blessed and wonderful 2009!!!!!!
You guys are so special to me.


freetobeme - Anita said...

It pays to shop around! Happy New Year to you and your husband and Avery!

Sparky ♥ ∞ and Wiregrass Steve said...

You're special to us too!! Take your time and do important things first. We'll wait on ya and know you will be missed until you're back on the 'airwaves'. :o)

Happy New Year to you, Avery and all the wonderful folks in your camp. God bless!
Yer bloggy pal, Sparky ♥ ∞

Lora said...

Happy New Year, Nana Trish!

Sorry to hear about your flat tire, but I'm glad it didn't end up costing you an arm and a leg!:)

P.S. Love the new pic of Avery with her blue & white teacup!

Debby said...

Happy New Year too.

I married my mechanic. Saved me a world of frustration.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Happy New Year dear Trish! Have a wonderful 2009!!
Big hugs, Sherry

Brenna said...

Ditto that last sentence right back at ya, Trish! Hugs! Got your beautiful Christmas card. xoxoxo

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

We have noticed the same thing. Isn't it great to find HONEST people who can fix your car without charging you a fortune!

julie king said...

that is a precious photo of avery in your header! she looks so sweet sipping her tea! i'm glad you went to the other tire store. it made the bad experience quite a bit less painful, eh?

happy new year to you as well!

steviewren said...

What a relief about the tire! Such a big difference. I hope you don't have to work too hard to get your year closed out. Have a relaxing weekend. See you soon.

Maree said...

Happy New Year to you too!!

Love You!!

Sandy said...

Happy New Year NanaT...I'm happy to have met you this year in blogging.

Glad you got a less expensive fix for the problem.

Love the banner photo.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Have a HAppy New YEAR! STop by my blog - I have a special prayer request.

Janeen said...

Yes it could be worse couldn't it! Praise God for the little speed bump! ha ha Great quote by the way!

Happy New Year!

Lavinia said...

Happy New Year, Nanatrish, to you and to Avery and to your family. I hope 2009 brings you health, happiness, joy, prosperity, contentment, peace, and more happy blogging. Best wishes to you for 2009!

Devoted said...

Trish, I love you, man! May God protect and keep you in this new year. May He richly pour out his blessings upon you and yours.
In HIS grip,

Technonana said...

I'm so glad you decide to check things out for yourself, and that you had the 'fix-it' to get you going.
I hope you get all of your work done soon, so you can get back to your normal routine!

Barbara said...

Hope yu have a happy and blessed 2009 Trish.

Pat said...

Hi Trish!

Happy 2009! I have enjoyed your friendship this year and I look forward to another year of reading your blog. I wish you and your family a very happy new year filled with joys and blessings.

Avery is so beautiful in your new header --I feel like I am watching her grow up!

Hugs, Pat

Knitting Mania said...

Happy New Year Trish, just stopping by to catch up with your blog...sounds like you're in a busy time rigth now...don't work too hard.


Judy said...

Just checking up on you...and hoping all is well out there...and wishing you all the best for 2009!

Strider said...

Happy New Year....I hate flat tires!

Poetikat said...

There's always somebody out there trying to take advantage. Thank goodness you found a solution that wasn't so costly!

I'll be back soon!

Hope your New Year's was terrific!