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I must have been bad this year.

Let’s enumerate, shall we? 

1.  my car craps out on Thanksgiving day.  In the rain. 

2. my car, fixed the next day, decides that it now needs a new catalytic converter. 

3. the Great Window Fiasco of 2010, where we had five windows installed in the house… but only had budgeted for four.  A mixup on our contractor’s part. 

4. my stove craps out.  The week before Christmas.  

5. my husband’s truck craps out.  The week of Christmas.

6. Spawn spikes a fever on the evening of the last day of school. 

Comparisons are being drawn to Job right now.  I am not sure I have the fortitude Job had. 

Somehow we have to come up with funding to pay for a boatload of car repairs, extra window, property taxes.  My parents are giving us a new stove for Christmas. 

I know that someday down the road we are going to reflect on this period in our lives and marvel how we got through it. 

Alright, here’s the thing…
The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel,
the realist sees a train entering the tunnel,
the pessimist sees a train speeding at him, hell for leather,
and the machinist sees three idiots sitting on the rail track.
 
— Mox
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