Tuesday, September 25, 2007



                    Thanks Donna for this GREAT graphic! LOL


Ok if you remember way back in May (remember I was still pregnant, my parents had just left from their visit!!) my van decided to have a part go out on it. I still can't tell you what the part is, but ultimately it's a huge piece that controls the power steering, and with it being out it's insanely LOUD when driving, and well rather embarrassing, etc!!





Chad had looked into getting the part here at our Local Ford Dealer, because of course this is a part that can only be purchased through Ford, and they were going to charge us over $1,000.00! That was for the part and shipping not including labor! Yeah...well trust me that was just not possible then. So Chad finally calls the Ford Dealer in Topeka (figuring if nothing else either my mom or dad could go pick the part up and then mail it to us), they could get the part in and ship it for about $350.00 and the shipping was only $28.00! We can ship the core back and get refunded $150.00 so ultimately after shipping we'll be getting about $100.00 back, so not too shabby. Chad is going to check and see if we can return the part to the local Dealership here and get the core charge, if not then off to the post office he will go!!





We have a friend who's going to put the part on for us, the whole Front end has to be lifted, but he said it wouldn't be a problem and shouldn't take that long and told Chad that he'd not charge us more than $100.00 for labor! We're so amazingly blessed and I'm just sitting here praising GOD for all this!




Well Chad got the notification that the part was shipped last Tuesday and when he checked the status of it last night it showed it was here!!!! He went to the mailroom today and picked it up! When he gets home he's calling our friend to see when he can bring him the van! I'm hoping that by next week I'll be driving my van again, my kids will have room to "spread out" so to speak vs crammed into the backseat of a compact little BMW car! 

It's a good day!



janid731 said...

Yay! :)
Praise God!


fairylaura said...

Yessssssss!!!!! Glad everything is working out well for you!!!!

happysunshien said...

YEAH!!! I need to get the brakes worked on on my truck.... :(


mumma4evr said...

gee...maybe we should come to you for our van work!  LOL that is wonderful news!!!

mikalsgrl said...

yeah on getting the part and getting the van fixed!! Also, I love all of your cute graphics!!

pixiedustnme said...

It's just so exciting!  I can't tell you how much I hate not driving my van - and it's just the two of us!  Must really suck with 5 ;-)

ktkamanski said...

GOD is good - Happy to hear things worked out and that you will be traveling happily once again! Take care of you and yours always,

crewsfour said...

Glad the part arrived and the van will be back in working order really soon!!  Have a good day - Leene

deshelestraci said...

Fan-tas-tic!!!!!  I love when a plan comes together!

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Thats great!!!! =)


jckfrstross said...

great news:)


emabecmar said...

that is awesome news. So happy for you. ((((hugs)))))

hbound4 said...


You are so blessed but don't have to tell you that huh? So glad this is working out for you and yes 3 children in a BMW back seat is squished.

Enjoyed your post about Childhood Cancer Month. Can't tell you how good it made me and my girls to walk in honor of those little one still here and those in heaven.


sangrialel said...

No more loucd van yahoooo!  Linda

springangel235 said...

Fantastic news...so happy all worked out.
Hugs and love,

tsalagiman1 said...

Sounds like your local dealership was trying to pocket some change there since you got the same part from another Ford dealership for about a third the cost.  Glad Chad shopped around a bit.  What a blessing to have a friend like that who will put it in for you!  God really worked in that situation!


manda2177 said...

God is sure good!  thanks for stopping by my journal and leaving such a sweet comment...I have also enjoyed stopping by yours and look foreard to reading more in the future!  

You have a very beautiful family!

God Bless-

P.S.  My hubbys name is Chad too! :)