But there are many good things that have happened because I did not give up. When the going got tough, I scrambled and pinched and prayed. It all worked out.
We have had some weather this winter, from nearly 50 below to now, 4 above. Along with the warm chinook came a terrible wind and then at night time, the melted snow froze to glare sheets of ice. On the night that I was to present an idea to the town council of Elk Point, there was a bed and breakfast guest. She was the first to drive the brand new rental car. It was parked out in the area where cars and not usually parked. I backed out and caught it in the corner of my eye, slammed on the brakes and slid on the ice, wham, right into the rear door. It left a heft dent and scratch, which of course I will have to pay cash to have fixed, but it also broke my little smarty, my smart car. My car is painted a custom colour and the panel can be replaced, because it is just plastic, but the colour cannot easily be duplicated. I have been debating now, to buy 4 black fenders or two black fencers, since the car is technically black and that would eliminate the paint job. The front fender was poorly prepared for sanding and the paint has peeled off, so four black fencer seem to be about the right thing to do. Or keep two pink and buy two black, but that would be one front and one back pink and the other front and back black.
I also have to send the truck in for repair. The transmission is broken and the repair will be $3500 plus tax. Oh my goodness! Two steps forward and three back for sure!
The power was off for 25 hours and off again this afternoon and we still have no cell service, this being the second day for that. Of course, my cell is the only phone I have and lack of service means also that if anyone has tried to call, they cannot reach me by phone. Drat! That is the third backwards step: the car, the truck and the no cell phone. Sheesh! Tomorrow WILL be a better day!