Faith, Hope, Chocolate…Trucks

As I mentioned here 2014 will be the year of bloggers, for bloggers. Influenced by, and dedicated to Faith, Hope and Chocolate please enjoy the following. 

I’m sorry to say that I don’t know more about her. I  don’t even know her name, but that may be on purpose. After a little investigation I’ve found out that her blog is very similar to mine. She’s documenting her move from the Secular world to that of a more Religious One. I can really appreciate that, because that’s what this blog was about when I first started. I don’t see her as often as I would like (that’s my fault) but I do know that when she does pop around she always has something great and uplifting to say. We would be so lucky to have more bloggers like her around. 

Anyways, Back to the…

I was meant to play games with the homeless Saturday, but that fell through… for me. I missed a weekend of chores while I was away in New Braunfels last week.  Because of this and a fifty hour work week I only had this past Saturday to get work done around the apartment. Laundry and dishes don’t wash themselves, now do they? I also went to look at a new truck on Saturday. (New to me)

I’ve wanted to change vehicles for a few months.  The little five-speed I had was good on mileage, but not so good in big city traffic. I also have to think about what the best vehicle for my future will be, family wise and traveling north during winter time wise. I went in at 11:00 a.m. and was approved within minutes, which is great since I was a total moron growing up and basically ruined my credit. I took the truck for a test drive and noticed that the speedometer wasn’t working and the check engine light was on. The guy with me assured me that these things would be fixed before driving it off of the lot. So, I get back and they tell me that I can leave with the truck, and then come back at my convenience to have it fixed. No sir. I have plenty of time. I asked if they could just fix it now, and I could come back?  He said yep and asked to come back in a few hours.

On my way to get some lunch an old lady was standing on the side of the road, facing the traffic (me) with her hand up motioning for me to stop. I stopped, rolled down the window and waited to see what she needed. She asked for a ride to Kroger. I obliged and we were on our way. She asked me how I was doing, and I told her I was doing fine. Immediately she said “Don’t ask me the same thing…” and then chuckled, so I didn’t. We had a nice chat about life, and then I dropped her off. It was about three miles, so I’m happy to have been able to help her, and I don’t feel so bad for missing the games day with the homeless in Fort Worth. There’s always next time.

Oh, here’s the truck…

Now I don't have to worry about the other big trucks in this Dallas traffic.
Now I don’t have to worry about the other big trucks in this Dallas traffic.

How has your weekend gone so far?

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5 thoughts on “Faith, Hope, Chocolate…Trucks

  1. You may have missed games day at the homeless shelter, but your day was not without service to others. You’re a good man, Jon. Most people would have driven right by her (myself included because I fear a murderous death at the hands of a hitchhiker and other ridiculous excuses that will eventually bar me from heaven).

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