Friday, February 25, 2011
This Too Shall Pass....
I now fear that the motor in my Ford350 Powerstroke may have blown and I'm a bit dumbfounded at what I can do about it. This is my work horse.. this is how I make a living. And it may have died the day that poor little "Lilly" died.
New motors are not cheap, especially not diesels.
Yesterday I intended to phone a diesel mechanic who could go and take a look-see at it, and give a prognosis. But circumstances beyond my control made that impractical, for the present time. Until he arrives I will continue to pray that it's any mechanical problem that can be repaired inexpensively and expediently.
I'm a bit fond of the "Grey Ghost" even though she has been a pain to deal with ever since I have owned her. It's strange how we get attached to vehicles. Even those we really should curse at.
2003 Ford350 Diesel Powerstrokes don't have the best reputations in the world and perhaps I should detest the truck.. but I am somewhat fond of it despite it's evils.
The weather is still gorgeous and I keep trying to turn my attention back to my land, the trailer house and the barn. Each time I get enough money together to start putting the roof on that barn and over the house trailer something comes along to knock me back down again.
Is there going to be no end to this?
The financial atmosphere in the United States is simply terrifying. I don't think anyone is going to be safe but some have a much better chance of surviving through the days ahead than others. I seem to have found myself at the bottom of the totem pole and it's not an envious position to be in.
And, my boss has STILL have not won the lottery, though I can't deny that each time he buys lottery tickets my mind tends to wonder onto the many people who could benefit from $184 million dollars. With that type of money we could buy a home for EVERY homeless child in New Mexico and several states around. Finishing my barn and putting in a modular WITH electricity would seem like mere pocket change, barely an amount to take into consideration.
So many families could have the weight lifted off their shoulders, and their lives improved, with 184 million dollars. Maybe tomorrow night.. the Lord willing.
I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it. ~ Maya Angelou