Thursday, July 20, 2006

Reflections

Sheesh, I have so many tags to pick from but it takes me forever to decide which one to use.  I decided to use one of my own coz actually I sort of like it.

Reflections of the past couple of days:  First of all, I feel really well finally.  Work is starting to make some sort of sense.  Just waiting to see how many rejects I get.  We had an audit team from DC up here this week.  We are the only Voc Rehab office nationwide to have no errors ever.  The DC team noticed the harmony in the office.  My boss prays before each hiring for the Lord to send him the right person.  I must say it most definitely works and has to be the reason I love this new division so much.  So, it's been a very good week there.

Joey is on his way to Ocean City, Md.  Some problems arose with his car.  He has this Flowmaster (loud) muffler system which was rusted out and wouldn't pass PA inspection.  Living in a rural area, you can find mostly trustworthy mechanics and such who take great pride in their work.  My BF took him to the muffler guy he uses.  They thought they could quick fix some welding before he puts the car away when Megan leaves for school....not so.  It was shot.  It's 6 years old with a 5 year warranty.  He wanted stainless to begin with but couldn't afford it. 

I was dying inside when they called but said nothing.  I was shocked that they would put a full stainless steel dual exhaust Megamaster system on for $400.  I paid far more in December for my dual exhaust which is not even close to what he was having installed in quality.  So, I told him put it on my charge card.  My BF said the look on Joey's face was priceless....like the world was lifted off his shoulders.

His Mustang is a 1990 but is also a limited edition 7-up Mustang that was released for March Madness that year.  4,200 were made; 1,200 are only still registered nationwide.  He has had Mustang collectors offer him 5-6 thousand dollars for it so I know restored it would be far more than that especially when it reaches the 20 yr mark.

Anyway, my BF was amazed that I was so self-less and agreed instantly to front the money.  No question in my mind.  That car is going to be garaged until Joey can restore it himself.

Megan is working; the house is quiet.  I'm growing to love this.

I'm feeling so much better.  The sinus medication has knocked everything else out that the antibiotic didn't.

I'm still waiting for UPS to deliver my part.  Sears is scheduled to come on Tues so I may have to call tomorrow since it's being tracked to see where that darned part is but so far the AC is still plugging away.

I fell asleep early last night and was up at 4 this morning cleaning out my mailbox so I have my PSP stuff under control.  LOL...I spent a good bit of time in the Paint Shop making things while I was sick so be forewarned.  I hope I have hit all the journals I read.

I also wanted to add that Linda  Sangria Times is one of my tag requesters and so sweet.  I know Sugar posted her link.  Her sister had a heart attack and died the other day unexpectedly.  She could use lots of J-Land support and prayers.

Have a great evening and stay cool...still sweltering in western Pa.  The storm they keep calling for hasn't hit yet.

  CHRIS

15 comments:

queeniemart said...

I am so glad you are feeling better.....its bad enough being as hot as it is, we dont need you sick too. I am even more happy that you love your new position and it is working out....you are so awesome!
What a wonderful thing you did for Joey!!!!!!!!
Got a pic of his car?
I love all your tags...you do beautiful work my friend.
LOVE YOU
lisa

shayshaydc said...

What we will do for our kids!!!!!! LOL.... They never get too old do they???? http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

jckfrstross said...

i hope you get pictures of before and after of the car:) i hope you get your ac part before your unit dies:) glad things are clicking at work

Deb

kdcutie26 said...

I love the tag that you made Chris...beautiful.  That is sweet of you to give your darling the money for his car.  He probably feels so happy and thankful that you did that.  You're a good Mom.  It has cooled off here in MN, been in the pool anymore.  Love ya, KJ

tpiez4me said...

That is a gorgeous tag ...you are certainly talented.  So is Sears running this part to you by Pony Express or what?  I could have walked it to you from NC faster than this!

pennietoonz said...

Chris, I`m so glad you`re feeling better! Must`ve been those days off, hanging out by the pool. :)
Beautiful tag! I esp love the moving water.
That was sweet of you to help Joey out. I can relate!
So glad to hear work is going well. I sense much less tension since you`ve gotten this new position.
Love ya..
Penny

http://journals.aol.com/pennietoonz/PennysPlace



lv2trnscrb said...

love the tag, Chris! So beautiful! I think its neat your boss prays over each person he's thinking of hiring; that is why there is harmony in the office. Hope Joey has a good time in Ocean City. I would have probably done the same thing for Matt and his car; wait, I have done the same thing for Matt and his car, but unfortunately to a more expensive tune than $400.

enjoy your quiet time and try to stay cool :)

betty

am4039 said...

I love your graphic. I'm so happy your feeling better. That's good at work that they hire people who all get along. That makes it so much easier to go to work. Have a great day.

jeadie05 said...

Iam so pleased your days off did you good and you are feeling better ,the things we do for our kids ,bless you! I bet he was relieved ,how lovely your boss prays for the right person ,well it is working isnt it ?Great graphics ........Jan xx

xomywayox said...

Glad your feeling better and I so get it as to why you do what you did for Joey. Good chocie on you your tag.

Brenda

chat2missie said...

I'm glad your finally feeling better.  
Missie

sugarsweet056 said...

Just coming by to say hi & hope you have a nice wkend. Happy to hear you're feeling better.
Hugs, SUGAR

helloimkara said...

The mustang sounds like such a neat car!!!!  That was really nice of you to help with the muffler. Car repairs are so expensive!  Also Im so glad everything is working out at your job. What a load off huh.

Kara

hurllella said...

I got to your journal after my adult children were reminiscing about a Paul Hill concert they attended as young Lutheran grade school students.  They still sing some of those songs!  We wondered if he was still performing and thanks to your blog, it sounds like he is!  We, too were deeply touched by his experiences and his ministry with kids.
Christie

hurllella said...

I got to your journal after my adult children were reminiscing about a Paul Hill concert they attended as young Lutheran grade school students.  They still sing some of those songs!  We wondered if he was still performing and thanks to your blog, it sounds like he is!  We, too were deeply touched by his experiences and his ministry with kids.
Christie