Yes, satan knows how to get the best of us…as I was driving to my meeting with Michael Davis in Milan today, I had just made it outside of Brookfield on U.S. 36 and was ALMOST to the Laclede junction…when I heard a BAM! and all of a sudden I had no transmission.
So, after coasting to the shoulder of the road, I got out to the lovely vision of transmission fluid pouring out from underneath the van. After calling Jeannie to let her know what happened and to tell her I was OK, and to please call the wrecker from our insurance company…I paused to thank God for allowing this to happen on a fairly well traveled highway, and also gave thanks to Him for a strong cell tower signal.
The wrecker guy said that dumped transmissions were a fairly common thing for Dodge and Plymouth vans with high mileage on them…and that they would probably have to replace the whole thing. We’ll find out more tomorrow after someone takes a look at it.
So, I am also thankful to our Lord that…
- I am safe; because it could’ve been a LOT worse…especially since there were TWO semis close behind me that quickly swerved out of the way when I lost speed;
- my mom-in-law and Kelsey came and got me pretty quickly;
- that the wrecker service responded VERY promptly as well;
- and that I am back home with my family, safe and sound.
So, here we sit, without a vehicle…LOL…but we have much to be thankful for. Satan didn’t get the best of the situation. Praise God!
BTW…any donations for a blown transmission would be greatly appreciated and welcomed. LOL. And, prayers are ALWAYS welcome. 🙂
Please send donations to this physical address: (my work addy)
Richard Davis; D-Books Publishing, Inc.; 107 North Main Street USA; Marceline, MO 64658
Thanks and GOD BLESS YOU!