The car is fixed

In case you have not been reading, our car was in an accident.

Two weeks ago I started the process of getting 3 quotes for our insurance to pay for the replacement for the door.  I tried to get some names of places I could take it.  The whole phone book route does not always work very well.  Often the numbers are no longer valid.  I did get a location and 2 phone numbers for a place from a guy here at the hangar.  At lunch I drove for about 40 minutes with no luck.  I tried both phone numbers and they were both out of service.  About par for the course I figured, but I had been hoping for a birdie…

Last Saturday I went with a long time missionary to the industrial area.  He told me he was at a place that had a door for our car.  And they did, and it was the right size and the right color.  The window tinting even matched.  They swapped out the inside panel with the one from our old door.  About an hour later, the car looked as if it had never been in an accident.  The automatic window and lock also work.  The door cost 16,500 Kenya shillings and 800 for the installation.  We even got some chai while we were waiting.  The missionary explained how the insurance was going to work (he used to be the Chair of the board).  It turns out that after 2 years it was going to be cheaper if we paid out of pocket, so we did.

I continue to be amazed at how things work.  They always seem to work out somehow, but never the way I expect.  God is good, all the time.

3 thoughts on “The car is fixed

  1. I can tell you are still thinking in American terms. I believe the African thing would have been to get a different color door from a differnt model car that still fit your car. That’s OK, rookie mistake, you’ll do better in your next accident.

    I like your golf metaphor by the way, very artistic, good use of figurative language. Much improvement since your celebration of the parenthesis.

    We love you and we’re praying for you!


  2. Dad and I really enjoyed your first comment from Bob. (We’re guessing Blanck)
    We’re so happy that the car was fixed so well, and so fast! How great is our God!
    God continue to bless you. Love, Mom

  3. SO glad to hear it all went so well… what a blessing. We are thinking of you often at this time of year, sweet sis, bro and nephews!!! 🙂 We love you so much!


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