Dad: I guess so. Give me the number.
Daughter: What did they say?
Dad: I don't know. They couldn't speak English.
(Phone rings... )
Daughter: Dad, it is them and they have someone that can speak English to talk to you.
Dad talks to them and decides to go see car tonight. It was only 30 minutes away. Dad says it sounds like a deal.
Daughter: Mom, do you want to go?
Mom: I guess so. (thinking to herself....I really wanted to sew) ha!
(We all get in the car and drive with our GPS and locate the place. The apartments were right across from a jail!!!!!)
Dad: You know you have to be careful when you meet people like this.(at night & strangers). It's a scary world out here. You really can't trust just anyone.
(In the meantime, as he was telling us how careful we should be, he couldn't find the apt. # we were looking for. To see the numbers he had to walk up to the doors.)
Dad: (getting out of car) Lock the doors. You never know.
(He stopped several times and got out trying to find numbers on doors. By now it was good and dark.)
Dad: I hope these people don't think I am trying to look in their windows! (I can see them now chasing me out saying, there he is, the peeping tom)
Daughter: Dad, lets just leave. I am scared.
Mom: Lets just leave. (while praying & wishing I was home.)
Dad: No, we can find it. You just have to be careful anywhere you go.
(while riding round and round, looking for number.)
Daughter: Why don't I call that number where someone could speak English?
Daughter: Daddy, they said to meet them at the Apt. office in the parking lot.
(We sit and sit and sit and wait and wait and wait.)
Daughter: Daddy lets just leave.
(In the mean time a car drives up. It is an older model of the one she is wanting to look at. Daughter freaks out and says that is not the car in the picture. Man gets out and motions for us to follow him. Mom & Daughter are really scared. (We just saw the movie "Taken"!!) Man pulls up to a garage and pulls out the most beautiful car you have ever seen. It was gorgeous!) Daughter & Mom feeling better about situation. Dad gets out and we roll window down to listen. Dad is trying to communicate, but man cannot talk English. We think he was Russian.)
Dad: How long have you had the car?
Man: What? (shaking head)
(on and on and on)
Dad: Why are you selling car? Are you getting a new one? Has it ever been wrecked?
Man: Huh?? Don't understand.
Dad: Can we drive it?
Man: Yes (understood that one)
Mom & daughter still in car. Dad motions for daughter to get out and come with him. Dad tells Mom to stay in car, lock doors and be ready to move car in case someone came up to me while they were gone.) Dad was in very protective mode tonight.
Mom: Sir? What do you mean? (scared to death)
Dad: Just listen to me & do what I say.
(Dad, daughter & man ride together in car. Mom is getting nervous sitting in car in the dark by herself. Daughter had gave Mom her cell phone in case I needed it. But I wouldn't know how to use it. It is a new fancy one! Finally, they come back. Whewww! Daughter was scared in car. She said the man would get up really close. Dad wanted her to drive it also, but she said no. She was scared but in love with the beautiful car. It was perfect!)
Dad: Has it ever been wrecked? Do you have title?
Man: Let me show you picture.
Dad: Picture of what?
Man: The Wreck. Its not bad. (English is getting better).
Dad: So it has been wrecked?
Man: Yes, not bad. Just a little. I show you picture.
Dad: Clear Title?
Man: Rebuilt Title. (said in a mumbling voice)
Dad: Did you say REBUILT?
Man: I don't understand. Just follow me. I show picture.
(We get in car and follow him. Man is walking to his apt.)
Dad: Did you bring reading glasses?
Mom: No. I didn't know we would need them. ( I always carry glasses but not tonight!)
Dad: Well, when he brings this title out, how are we going to read it to see if it is REBUILT?
Mom: I don't know. I guess we will hold it far away. (Dad not happy.)
Dad: Always bring glasses. You never know when you will need them.
Daughter: Daddy, I am here. (from the back seat) I can read it. What do I look for?
(Man brings title and picture.) Beautiful car was not so pretty in picture. It had been wrecked and rebuilt)
Daughter: (whispers) It says REBUILT, Dad.
Dad: (looking at man) So it has been rebuilt?
Man: It wasn't wrecked bad. Just a little.
Dad: O.K. Thank you for your time. We will think on it. (Dad wanting out of there)
(Dad drives away. Beautiful car was a wrecked REBUILT car with a new paint job! No wonder it looked so perfect.)
Daughter: Sorry I wasted your night.
Dad: Thats ok. (as he yawned)
Mom: Thats fine, honey. (thinking to myselfthat I could have been sewing)
Daughter: I bet I will fail my test tomorrow. I should have stayed home to study.
The moral of this story: HERE IS YOUR SIGN.(Do you remember that song?)
Four important things to watch for when looking for car:
1. If you can't understand them & they can't understand you on the phone you might want to keep looking.
2. If you drive up and you are right across from a JAIL, you might want to keep looking.
3. If the car looks brand new, when it is several years old, and I mean brand new, you might want to keep looking.
4. Always take your reading glasses!!!!! You never know when you might need them!!!
This weeks Zone- The Main Bathroom & Home Office Area
Tuesday: PLAN & PLAY DAY
Morning Routine (flylady.net) DONE
Prayer Time & Bible Reading: Starting again in :Psalms 4 DONE
*15 min. Decluttering: I will be cleaning out 2 more drawers in my bedroom.
*15 Minute Mission: Wash door facings, light switch plates, & door knobs & fixtures. Office mission is to file anything that needs to be filed. DONE
*Water: Goal is 6 Glasses 2 glasses-thats a start!
*Walking: Goal is 15 minutes Done-Yay for me!
*Laundry: I always wash a load or 2 whether big or small every weekday morning. DONE
*Ironing: I will iron as the clothes come out of the dryer in order to keep up. DONE
Whats for Dinner tonight? Breakfast! Bacon, eggs, gravy & biscuits. DONE
Sewing Goal: I want to finish my siggy blocks this week.
Ebay Goal: List 2 things today.
Bedtime Routine (flylady.net) DONE
I am looking forward to going to lunch with 2 special friends today. I had planned to go visit my granny yesterday but I had a doctors appt. and didn't get out in time so I plan to go after lunch this afternoon.
A Bible Verse to share: But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Psalm 3:3
My Word of the Day(dictionary.com):
Burnish- 1.To make shiny by polishing. 2. A polish or shine