See this verse here:

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”
-John 15: 13

You cannot apply this to the car you drive – even if it’s been remotely faithful.

To cut a long story short – or it’s not that long a story, today I got my car back from having the radiator finally cleaned after the overheating episode. The cost was not overly significant but it still bruised my very-low-bank-balance. It was driving fine, I was happy.

Then I am coming home from Geoff’s less than an hour ago and the battery light comes on, “Right” I think, “Well I guess I knew I’d have to get a new one eventually”. So I’m approaching the roundabout and getting less and less confident as my car is getting slower and slower and I wind up half way through, with a very dead everything (except lights). So I manage to use my last tiny bit of momentum to get part way up onto the edge of the fire-brigade entrance, which comes onto the roundabout, and there it is: mostly in the outer lane, only partially off the road. Hazard lights on.

Two short bars of battery on my phone and I call Dad. He rocks up, it’s 12:00am and we push it off onto the nature-strip and leave it there.

The best conceivable deal I may get out of this is that someone steals my car at 2:04am precisely and I reap the insurance.

Stupid car.

General Life

fishsmall.jpgWow, to be hit with two whoppers of emails… (kind of).

The first was a link from my Dad about a job. Communications stuff (eg. Graphics) in a Church. I have considered it and did the harmless: sent off for more information. It would be a bit bizarre working at another church but what-ho, if it’s suitable and I’m suitable then well, it is quite possibly a very good thing.

The second email was from Stephen Said (TEAR) about a program I am invited to be involved in throughout the year, covering areas in: Stewardship, Reflective Spirituality and Active Spirituality… It’s a pending descision. It’s fee-less but does require a 12 month commitment and various meet ups. To be honest it would challenge me VERY positively. The question is, does God want me there for this year, do I really want that kind of challenge, can I afford the time (yes, silly girl), do I need to be involved in ‘yet another thing’?


Today I am also an official Swinburne Student and still a Deakin student until I un-enroll. For possible exemptions and credit on subjects, I have to make another trip in on Wednesday. Not sure if I’ll get any but lets hope so if only to save a little on my HECS debt. Crazy how different university enrollments play out – this was as laid back and small as Deakin is massive and organised. No mug ID card yet and I have to attend an orientation day. I also stopped off in Richmond on my way back and had a superb latte in a very-bec cafe ie: book laden, decent music, nice smell – if only coffee were cheaper!

It’ll be very very interesting to see how this year pans out.

I’m excited!

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