Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Good bye Sonata

We wanted to sell the Sonata... and it's gone. If only the whole process were so simple. I'm extremely grateful that our prayers were answered and that it went to a great family. I prayed that we would make a sale that was good for us and good for the buyers - I figure that's all you can ask for.
Highlights - all the African scammers on Craig's list. wow. I was really inducted. People from Africa tell you they want your "item" in broken English, but that they're out of town so their movers will pick it up. They ask for you TO BE HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY while getting your personal info. It didn't take long for me to see the scam and know what was up. I took to responding to their emails like, "burn in hell scammer." One guy who wanted my address I sent, 666 E Burn in Hell Die scammer, USA 123456. And the guy responded with a "thanks" for my quick response before trying to get MORE info out of me! One of my favorite responses was, "I wish a sincere blessing on you and your cohorts that you all may burn in hell for your dishonesty." No response to that one. Blue told me to stop having fun though and just mark them all as spam. OKAY, OKAY...
Basically what I want to be remembered about the car sale (I miss that car that served us well for 4 years...) is that when I finally broke down and uttered a sincere prayer that God would help us sell it, that it would really help our family -- this was in prayer with the kids at night, the car was gone within days. Usually I know the Lord knows my heart and I converse quietly with Him. One night I was tired and frustrated with the whole situation though and just asked for help out loud. I wondered when I got a call the next day if the Lord would give us a faith promoting event -and that is just what happened. It wasn't fun for me - AT ALL. SO tired and all in my 38th week and without Blue home. But in the end the Sonata will be a first car for a really cool guy with cerebral palsy (they are converting it to hand gears) and we will be able to get something bigger for my new rug rat.

3 comments:

laura said...

Haha! That is so funny! I love that you had fun with it!

S. and A. Millar said...

I'm glad you were able to sell your car so fast, and it sounds like it went to a good person. Why did you switch to a private blog?

Lovette said...

Thanks for writing this.