This (94 Corolla) wagon’s right of ownership were ceased under my name this day (Sigh). I stand abased in truth that the Lord God should thus be considered of my person – yea so as to sympathize with my temporal/earthly needs to such extents. Yes this one grace, amongst others, had for some time now been desired to hopefully complement the feeble body I continue in amongst others. And earnest supplications had been sent heaven-ward for the same end not once. Though careful to keep them brief so as to not suggest that the availing of temporal needs be the primary end of a Saint. I am reminded of Rev. Charles G Finney who, when the need had arisen, prayed for and was miraculously graced with a literal carriage (horse-drawn). Yea – that I have now been made the subject of the same grace (only with a modern carriage/wagon).
While this car certainly wrought much goodness for a season – for which I so thank the Father through Christ, it ended up on Gogo’s hands. Well the purchase of the car was on this wise:
When the need for a car was thus generally agreed upon (between myself and wife), we reckoned we might try and save up for a purchase of a used small car. Sometime during which period Gogo came to learn of the same car savings. She then offered to top us up, from her retirement funds, and that we could then repay her back in installments. Unfortunately, the arrangement seemed to suffer selfishness right from the start. Despite that we had to repay back every cent contributed (R25 000 or US$2 200 – which became about 77% of the car’s price), she sadly had to dictate on the car type we were to lookout for as well as the price range – yes we had fain settled for one priced at about a third of what we ended up paying). In fact the first car we nearly bought was entirely of her choosing.
Though wife and I ones who made the actual pick from a classified site listing (though it was the cheapest they had), several were other instances of evident conflict of interest over the car. It in fact then began to seem a lot like she’d liked the car so much that she would gladly trade it for her contribution. This became even more clearer when I at one point wished we could sell the car and then buy a small (Matiz or Spark particularly) – the wished influenced the by the fact that I felt a smaller power steering not only for license testing but should be easier to enter and leave constricted urban parking lots. But this she could not heartily concert to – but advise that we in fact were free to use this car while trying to save for the desired one. When it had thus become more clearer that we could take. Though we, due to some circumstances, settled for the 2001 KIA Shuma 1st gen which though features a power steering, is bigger than the Corrolla. When thus settling on it, we otherwise just thought we might just try to do shopping complexes during off peak hours. As for the license testing I was still due for, the options were either to get comfortable with the KIA or to hire a testing car. I indeed continued to us the Corolla at sundry times (particularly when the KIA could not be usable for some reasons) until our relocation.