New Year Theory
We started off the New Year with a bang. Yesterday the Jetta broke seventy miles from home and Jim had to pick up a flatbed trailer back here to go back and haul it home. Jim is now at a friend’s garage fixing the CV joint. Our washer is on the mend, though.
A Christian friend who repairs washers came to look at ours and discovered it was the door lock switch—that’s a lot cheaper to fix than the speed sensor we thought it might be. We can now do laundry while waiting for the part to arrive thanks to his ingenuity and a paperclip to bypass to door lock.
My friend Andrea has a theory based on experience that whatever she’s doing when the New Year arrives is what will determine the course for that year. This makes me nervous and excited at the same time. I don’t want a year of breakdowns. However, I welcomed the New Year while working at my computer on a writing assignment. After years of trying to become regularly published, I’m very happy about this and look forward to more work.
Hmm, yesterday in 2005 the Jetta broke (as did so many things that year I can’t recount them all). Today in 2006 things are getting fixed. So maybe this is a year of healing and new opportunities. Sounds like a good theory to me.