For those of you who don’t know, Mona Lisa is my car. My beautiful black Mazda 5. I love her. We have been through some trying times but in the end it has made our bond stronger.
It is a Thursday afternoon. Mona Lisa starts to not feel so well. She just doesn’t sound right. So, Friday morning we make a plan. Load up all the kids, drive to Walser Mazda (about 20 minutes), drop off the car and go see a movie. On the way there Mona Lisa’s heart exploded. Yup. Big bang, puff of smoke. We thought she was dead and gone forever.
Turns out she needed a heart transplant. In laymans terms, that means “total engine replacement.” Yikes. Something like that is not cheap. With the employee discount it is $7,200. Good bye Mona.
Can’t lemon law her. This is only the third time it has happened. It has to happen four times to be a lemon. Hmmm. Luckily the first two it was under warranty.
We considered our options. It did not look good. At church on Sunday word had spread about the exploding car and someone approached Andrew telling him to wait a couple of days before he did anything about it. Not hard to do since we didn’t have a clue what we were going to do.
When Andrew came home from work that next Wednesday he asked if I wanted to hear a miracle. I’m always up for a good miracle! He went on to explain that this wonderful man from church had found us an engine, a mechanic and someone to tow the car. We were going to be able to get it all done (including a new clutch) for $2,300!!! Not only that, this man put it on his credit card so that we could order the parts immediately, and he was starting a fund for us so people from church could donate to our situation.
A few long weeks later, she is back in all her shining glory! Mona Lisa up and running me around again! Wohoo 🙂
Now Praise the Lord!!!