Have you seen how quickly gas prices are rising right now? Yikes! Ever since our little Toyota Corolla commuter car was stolen, Dan has been on the lookout for a replacement. Living over 30 miles from the city means a 45 minute commute (each way) for my husband every day, so owning a car that gets good gas mileage is a must for us. After spending far too many evenings (for far too many weeks) on Craigslist, Dan finally found what he was looking for:
Yep, that's a '94 Ford Escort wagon. A real beauty, huh? :)
At 18 years old it's got only just over 100,000 miles on it, and it's straight, clean, has relatively new tires, and even came with a cd player (not that it has terrific sound, but hey, at least it has one, right?). Best of all, it gets a whopping 36 mpg on the highway and 30 in town -- thank you, Lord! -- a vast improvement over the meager 13 - 15 mpg our truck and Expedition provide us with (not complaining, just saying...). Because our gasoline expenditures will now be much lower, we'll recoup the purchase price of our little econo car in less than a year, Lord willing, of course. How sweet is that?
So, for today, I'm thankful for God's provision of a new car (new to us, that is). I'm thankful to be buying less gasoline each week. I'm thankful my husband can now turn his attention to other tasks. And I'm thankful for a husband who provides so well for his family. :)
Aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you. ~I Thessalonians 4:11
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts. ~John Calvin
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ~I Thessalonians 5:16-18
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