Saturday, April 18, 2009

Busy day ahead?

Today is shaping up to be yet another busy day.

There are a couple of timed things.

AC is back at 4pm as we are going to a party at 4.45 - 6.45 pm. (Happy Birthday Nathan!)

Gamers will be here at 7pm (must email and remind them that there's no gaming til 7.)

So that's the later afternoon.

This morning we need to tax the car, get Nathan's birthday present and card, sort out a couple of other bits, and I need to do some school work.

This afternoon we need to clear the dining room table ready to play, I need to bake a couple of bits (easy bits!) and then be ready to go and party.

The church website looks good, all I have to do on Sunday is remember the camera, take some pictures, and ask each of the groups for a few sentences about themselves so that I can add those in as well.

And I need to phone Student Loans who apparently have gone back to the "You owe us money" thing, although I think that's just their computer! LOL It will all be fine.

If ever there was an example of God providing, it was yesterday.

We needed a vehicle. R needed to drive down to his course on Monday to bring everything home on Friday, and therefore could not take the bike. We knew this might happen and had arranged a financial mortgage holiday (thus meaning the mortgage payment gets stuck on the end of the mortgage but meaning we don't have to find that money this month, so we have £766)

We looked all over the place, and then suddenly found this Land Rover Discovery on eBay, 17 miles from the house and due to finish at a time when my parents and Caroline and girls should be here. It had an MOT til Jan 2010, and so was obviously sound. We spoke to the bloke on the pone and he tried to end the auction so that we could go over and pick it up on the grounds that we had the cash and he had it advertised elsewhere. eBay wouldn't let him, so we had a tense 75 minutes where we watched and waited, and then R stuck a bid in at the las moment and we got her for £745. Chap was happy as he'd paid £740 for her 6 weeks ago, but the wife didn't like the car, so it has to go.

A quick blast on Auto Trader tells me that an un-MOT'd one is around £6-700 and a fully running one like ours is around £900-1200.

We picked her up and she's a little star. Ok, she's a diesel lump, she has a much smaller engine than R is used to, but for me as a first car she'll be ideal. The Lord heard our prayers and really provided. She's just what we need, and whilst not as fancy as we would want, He knows what we need better than we do - and she's it! I'm praising this morning!

Now all we need is the cash to put me through a driving test lol! But like I said to the She-Ex the other day when she was emailing backwards and forwards, there are lots of other things that I need to spend money on rather than my hobbies. (Although A is going to look in the BX at the prices that they have in there for some of the things we were looking to get for me, like a cutter and a mat.)


On with the day!

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