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|08-28-2007, 11:16 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Huntington, IN, USA
i've been on quite a roller coaster over the last week. my car broke down (in the middle of two rural towns miles away from home but directly on the way to work...a soybean field on one side, a hay wagon on the other) last week, and my mechanic has not yet gotten around to working on it. it might be he can fix it, or it might be he will pronounce it officially 'dead'. either way, its generated much anxiety in me over the last week.
i've called my sponsor, (left a message), and tried to connect with others in program. i've done some program and even some spiritual reading. i've journalled and blogged. i'm awaiting on God for whatever it is might be His plan.
the good part is, i'm sober. in fact that is the most important part. i'm still upset its not resolved, that its taking so long, and/or will cost too much, etc.... but i am sober.
thanks for being here. patrick b....whispering owl......
|08-28-2007, 01:47 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Don't get undies in a bunch
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Shore MA
I was told $500 repair but I only had $300.
Time to gather up some old skills and do things myself.
Junkyard parts and my own labor...the repair cost $150 total.
So much different then the days when I would do it that way because it cut into beer money. More mileage on my old bones now but being sober I could handle it ok.
Good job on holding onto what matters. Sober we can deal with such setbacks much better.
* I asked God to spare me pain.
God said "No", Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.
Recovery Related Acronym
B. E. S. T. = Been Enjoying Sobriety Today?
|08-28-2007, 06:49 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: S.E. Mich.
Good for you Patrick, trying to keep doing the right thing and trying to maintain some mental "stability" about it.
Whatever will be, will be. But at least your not dumping your sobriety over it, like that would help anyway.
I'd suggest giving them a call, and while you way, make a plan or two for a back up solution. Just by making a plan keeps things real and hopefully keeps any shock away. And a plan doesn't mean you have to commit, just plan, and then let things unfold.
My experience has always been that the reality of a "problem" was nowhere near as bad as what I was sure it would be.
Let us know what happens.
|09-01-2007, 06:46 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Murrieta, Ca
When I first got sober, both of my cars were broke down. I sold one, and after about 30 days of sobriety I fixed the other one myself for about $50.00 in parts. Finding which part needed to be replaced was the hard part !
Anyway, at 6 months, my car was down (again) for about 2 months. I never changed the timing belt at 60K when drinking, and it let loose causing the valves to hit the pistons. I eventually swallowed my pride, and borrowed the $1400.00 (yes, $1400.00) to have it fixed. What the hell, it's paid for, and I need it for my new job. Sure beats 4 or 5 hundred a month for a new car and insurance.....
Anyway, both times, I had faith, prayed, and took action. After that, I let God sort it out. Both times it all worked out for the better. Not to say that I wasn't a little stressed, and tired of walking......but I do have a new found appreciation for my little POS 2000 Hyundai Accent !
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