Monday, March 2, 2009

Temple Budget Increase

We've decided that we need to increase our temple trip budget.
We should include extra money for tow trucks.Mother nature blessed our temple trip with the last big snow storm of the season.Our Nissan Sentra's tires are about as wide as a bike's. After sliding off the freeway in Missouri, we looked behind us and spied a silver Civic sliding our way. Ryan whipped Bella out of her car seat and out of the car before the probable impact. Fortunately they didn't hit us. Unfortunately, a semi hit the front of their car. Besides us and the civic, five other vehicles careened off the road in the same spot just moments after we did, including two cars that ended up in the ravine on the other side of the freeway and a semi.
(This was last time...
Please note the broken windshield near Ryan's collar,
Just above the freshly malfunctioning windshield wipers.)

Our last trip to Winter Quarters was similar, except it was the first big snow storm of the season. Damages included a windshield with spiderweb cracks on the driver's side, and then windshield wiper failure. I think we should include money for a new windshield, new windshield wiper motor, copious amounts of Rain-Ex, and tow trucks in the budget from now on.

Although we arrived three hours after we originally planned, we did get there. We are so thankful for the Spirit that resides in the temple. It calmed our tempers and put peace back into our hearts. It was worth the trouble.


Amy said...

Wow, that is scary! It really makes me grateful that I have a temple so close to my home... Okay, I have about 5 temples so close. I am glad that you are all okay and hope that your car is too.

The Barker's said...

How scary! I'm glad you all are safe! Sounds like it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to add a little extra to your temple trip budget. ;)

Livia said...

Wow,...I am so glad that you guys are OK and made it to the temple safe. What a blessing!!! We are going to take a trip there this Saturday too.

Cecilia said...

Well Livia, hopefully there won't be any snow. According to the forecast it will be in the 60's this weekend. Lucky!!