October 28, 2004

The High Days

Well, I published the catch-up posts I promised. They are a week old, so they lack some of the pep and good mood I've got going on this week. Last week was a rough one in some ways, and the only way I have to vent any of that is to sit with my laptop at night and write it out. It's completely healthy to do that, and I'm not going to take back what I was feeling, but I don't want you to think that I'm ready to pack my bags and head home. Cause I'm not.



Today is a good day. I'm in my office at the church right now, and sitting outside in the parking lot is my new car. In some ways, I'm not terribly excited about this new car thing, because it's kind of a piece of junk. But this car is very important to me. This car represents my freedom! My independence! My sanity!!

It was an amazingly long, drawn-out, tedious process to buy this car. And honestly, I am not even sure what all was done. My Spanish skills are improving, but when they are talking about cars and insurance and government papers, my vocabulary leaves much to be desired. Luckily, I had a lady at the church who helped me through it all. I basically just signed papers and then handed over cash. I had no part in the haggling, the inspection. I was just the bankroll. It was kind of fun, but also kind of frustrating.



I really need to get to work on some things for tonight's program, but I felt it was important to share some good, uplifting news since all those other posts are kind of pessimistic.



I'm doing better. And I'm certainly busy, which alleviates 75% of the problems I was having last week.

Buenos noches mis amigos.

Me

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