Spark Plug Tossing

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On the way home from Walmart, our Expedition tossed a spark plug.  Such behavior is not appropriate for a vehicle.  Rather noisy.  Stinky.  And rumbly.  I coaxed the machine to an abandoned parking lot.

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But I’m blessed to have a cell phone.  Although DH works an hour away, my handy FIL was available to help within minutes.  We enjoyed banana and pretzel snacks while we waited for Papa to arrive.

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Papa ascertained that the Expedition was stable enough to be driven home.  He offered to drive it, though, in case of further trouble.  The children and I climbed into Papa’s truck and followed him.

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That evening, after the engine cooled sufficiently, DH confirmed the spark plug issue which Papa suspected.

Update–the Expedition resumed faithful service today.

Fortunately, the fix cost only $139.13 rather than thousands of dollars.  And we had enough cushion in our checking account to pay for the repairs immediately without a monetary crisis!  Hurray for budgeting (and the biblical financial advice of Dave Ramsey).

I praise God for guiding us through this challenge.  It could have been much worse.  Thanks also to Papa for his help along the way.

9.15.09

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3 thoughts on “Spark Plug Tossing

  1. Kristine says:

    Praise the Lord that all went well! You could have been stuck in really awful weather too–it looks gorgeous out!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Glad it wasn’t anything serious and I agree with Kristine. I’m glad it wasn’t the middle of the winter or a fall snowstorm as was the weather here two weeks ago.

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