Thank you, Universe.


On Wednesday evening, Will arrived home and informed me that he thought the Vespa was leaking gas. Since that is our second vehicle and the way he commutes to work, this had the potential to be Very Bad.

Yesterday I drove him to work. He called the Vespa shop and made an appointment, and this morning I followed him there. I was encouraged by the fact that I didn’t SEE anything bad happening, but still incredibly nervous. I may have mentioned once or twice before that we are POOR. Beyond the occasional splurge for beer or tacos, we can’t afford anything beyond our regular expenses. I just got paid for helping out at the yarn store, so I crossed my fingers, toes, and everything else that it wouldn’t cost too much more than I had just earned.

And the universe totally gave us a break. It’s costing $51 and the bike is ready to come home. If I remember right, the shop charges $40 an hour for labor, which means the problem was fixable with an $11 part. YAY!

I am so grateful that we don’t have to worry about this. I spend most of my days waiting for the other shoe to drop, whatever that means, and it’s nice to have something work out in our favor.


6 thoughts on “Thank you, Universe.

  1. ~zandra~

    August 28, 2010 at 8:13am

    Car problems give me anxiety attacks because of all my years driving cars that would leave me stranded on the freeway and it’s not like we were all carrying cellphones in the early ’90s! I am very happy for your rather cheap fix- always a good thing.
    .-= ~zandra~´s last post ..night life =-.

  2. B

    August 28, 2010 at 8:28am

    I didn’t know we still lived in a world of $11 parts and that makes me happy.

    My husband recently told me to stop waiting for the other shoe but he just doesn’t understand – my mind is keep that other shoe from dropping. I can control the world!!!!
    .-= B´s last post ..a tudor for kings =-.

  3. Anne

    August 28, 2010 at 5:27pm

    Sometimes the universe does surprise us – in good ways – I’m glad yours was that way.

  4. CosmicAvatar

    August 30, 2010 at 4:05am

    Hooray! Sometimes the universe can be kind.

  5. Simon

    August 30, 2010 at 10:14am

    Phews of relief all round!

  6. courtney

    August 31, 2010 at 9:21pm

    How cynical am I that I thought the “this post contains zero sarcasm” was actually sarcastic?! I am too cynical. I am glad it worked out in your favour. That should happen often. Regularly. FREQUENTLY *nudges universe*
    .-= courtney´s last post ..Fall For Anything Cover Reveal! =-.

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