Have you noticed that you haven’t seen my blog in over a week? Well, it wasn’t planned that way.
A week ago last Wednesday my wife and I were on the way to church when our car suddenly shifted in to neutral (or at least seemed to). The engine was racing, but the car was coming to a stop. After stopping I turned the car off, then a few moments later turned it on again, and shifted into drive. The car was working again!
We arrived at church and I immediately sought out two friends who have been or are car mechanics. After church service, they checked the car out and took it for a test drive. Their verdict: Transmission.
Not something I wanted to hear, but I knew they were right. The next day I took the car to the dealership where I bought the car. Fortunately the car had an extended warranty on the transmission (by manufacturer).
However, while I waited for the car to be repaired I was without personal transportation. So Teresa’s sister stepped forward and provided it.
But that was not the only thing that happened.
Enter the Charlotte Crud. That is the name we in Port Charlotte call a disease that hits about this time each year. It is not always the same, but seems like a really bad cold. You lose your energy and do a lot of coughing. It doesn’t last only a day or even two days. It can last weeks. In my case it lasted at least a week. Being the loving husband, I shared it with my wife and hers’ lasted about a week.
The result of these two situations was that I got very little accomplished. I was able to get enough energy to publish my second book of The World That Was series, Noah and the Ark. It is now available on Amazon and will soon be published by Smashwords (after I do the necessary preparation).
However, most tasks that I normally perform didn’t get done and that includes this blog. But now I am back.
I am really thankful that the Lord God watched over us throughout these days keeping us safe from harm on the road and healing us from sickness. I also am thankful that he provided Teresa’s sister to chauffeur us around. That was a blessing.
By the way, the series The World That Was is now available on Amazon with two books, Perished and Noah and the Ark. If you know someone who loves reading historical fiction these books would make an excellent Christmas gift. Take advantage of this season as next year the prices may go up. Best way to get these is to visit my website and go directly to the Amazon page. Just click here.
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R Frederick Riddle is the author of several books. For more information on him visit his Amazon Authors Page. He is also co-founder and Vice President of T&R Independent Books where his books are featured.