This last week has been a bit stressful. As I've stated before, I have been saving up and in the market for a new car. Now I will admit, my credit is not perfect. (I won't go into the details why.) However, it is improving. So not having perfect credit, is the reason why I have been saving up for a substantial down payment. Anyway, I thought I had a bit more time. Unforetunatly life rarely works out the way we plan. My car died on Wednesday morning. Among the other problems it had, the fuel pumped died. Without a fuel pump, the car doesn't even start. Well thankfully I work for an awesome company and have great coworkers, plus a great boyfriend and was able to get to work Wed, Thurs, and Fri. However, I've had to rent a car for this coming week. Now there is a happy ending to this. I was able to get a car loan and I do have a car picked out and on hold at a dealership. I'm just waiting for the paperwork for the loan against my retirement fund to be processed and the check to arrive and I'll be able to pick up my new car. It's a PT cruiser. It's purple. My favorite color. Anyway, other then needing a little help getting around to work, I've been able to do all this on my own. I didn't have to borrow money from anyone, or get a cosigner or any assistance. It's very empowering to be able to take care of yourself. And this whole time while I have been waiting for phone calls and trying to figure out what I'm going to do, I've been just quietly knittiing. On the inside, I've felt like I wanted to cry, but I just picked up my needles and I knit and knit. It was something to focus on and I endured. I'm not sure if it's all correct, but it kept me busy and occupied. Plus I have an awesome boyfriend who has been positive and supporting through all this. He's a mechanic and did help me pick out a car that was going to work for me. Despite the fact everything has really gone awry this week, believe it or not I am counting my blessing and thanking God I have the money for the down payment coming, I have a job I love that worked with me to get through this little blip, and an awesome boyfriend that really cares about me. Life is full of ups and downs and knitting can get you through a lot.