Right now I’m sitting in my parents’ bonus room as the kids watch Shrek with Grandpa. It’s been a relaxing trip, which is not always the case. This morning I had to run out to pick up some last minute stocking stuffers for my mom. Greenwood has the tiniest mall with very limited options, but thankfully they do have a Bath and Body Works which was a great stop for stocking stuffers.

Greenwood has wonderful mom and pop shops so my brother usually gets his vehicles serviced while they’re here. My brother and sister-in-law were napping when it was time to pick up his car, so I went with my dad. I usually drive with my gloves on because we don’t have heat in the van. I don’t know what is wrong with it, but it simply hasn’t been a priority; the kids and I just bundle up and get where we need to go. This morning was particularly cold (36 degrees to be exact) so when my dad and I got in the van to pick up my brother’s car, we could see our breath!

I dropped Dad off at the shop and headed back to their house. About a mile down the road, my dad called me and asked me to come back to the shop. When I got there he said he had spoken to the owner, described what was wrong with the van, and wanted me to leave it for the day.

A few hours later the owner called and spoke to my dad. All I heard was, “Sure, go ahead and take care of that.”

Long story short, my dad surprised us and is having our van serviced while we’re here. The radiator and thermostat will be replaced and our van should run (and heat) as good as new. This is great news for two Dave Ramsey students who are about to pay off said vehicle!!! Praise God!!

I’ve taken loads of pictures that I will edit and post as soon as we get home.