Good morning, friends. How's it going? I'm good. I didn't work on ebay at all last night and it felt so good to go to bed early and read for longer than 5 minutes. I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to get back to it. I started this morning by answering a bunch of questions I received about auction items. Now I'm going to have some coffee and then get the kids up a little early. They want to walk to school today.
Nicky and I were home all day yesterday. It was a gorgeous day and we spent a lot of it outside. I had dropped the van off yesterday morning and they finally called me late in the afternoon with an estimate. I had decided before the consignment sale that I would use any money I made to fix the van. I knew it would make me feel good to provide something for my family that we really needed and would have had to squeeze into our normal budget or take out of savings. I prayed about this and really wanted to do it but also initially felt a little sorry for myself about not spending the money I made on anything "fun." I decided that nothing would be fun without A/C this summer, though. :) It really had a laundry list of seriously annoying things wrong with it and the only other option was to buy a new one. My ego wants a new van but I am over-riding that as our budget loves having no van payments. :) So, anyways, the estimate. $650.00 to fix the A/C, the blower fans in the front, new front brakes and an oil change. Do you remember how much I made? $664. God has a way of providing everything we need, doesn't He? So thankful. Patrick was really sweet to me about it, said "good job, bunny" a bunch of times and pointed out that there was enough left over to visit the thrift store and get an iced coffee. :)
Later this morning is Toddler Time. Right now I need to get to that coffee. Here are a few pictures:
James has read 4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books in the last week. He came home the other day and said, "I just want to go read on the patio." A boy after my own heart.