Just read the last post, omit the "won lotto" bit and add car bill - or three.
It seems when you fix the bit that made it stop at busy intersections, it allows the problem that makes it stop while you are driving along come to the fore.
And when you fix the bit that makes it stop while you are driving along, you find another bit that could be the cause, and another bit that could be a byproduct, and another bit that's just plain scary - apparently.
Me and cars - my ears glaze and my eyes roll dollar bill signs.
I have made the mechanic PROMISE that the bits being fixed would not end up costing more than the value of the vehicle. I have been down that particular road more than once, and it is incredibly painful.
I will find out the value of that word tomorrow.
Let us just say that castles in the air are currently being reviewed and rehoused in storage.
From a different perspective, had we not had the windfall, those castles would have been demolished because I would have had to mine my security blanket - so its all good.
We have health, we have sunshine (yay - third day of a heatwave in fact), we have enough food, we have shelter, we have fantastic family on both sides and we are blessed with many friends.
We even have enough work and therefore income for my little personal economic empire here to weather relatively rough weather and keep us afloat for a few months ahead.
While I don't have Pollyanna sitting on my shoulder, I do still count my blessings and come out well and truly more than breaking even.
And hey - maybe a sunny weekend ahead will tip the balance into Pollyanna being in my court again soon.