Today is the last day of the year. It’s been a long time since my last post, but life has been hectic. Thankfully, I was able to finally purchase a Toyota Corolla 1990, from the C-90 series that is so well regarded among mechanics. The engine is a 1800 diesel engine moved by manual transmission, and looks like it is in very good shape. It costed me a lot of money, and for the first time in my life I have assumed a significant debt; but all of this is because I was spending way too much in transportation, and hopefully, the car will cut those costs.
I hope that all of you had a blessed and peaceful Christmas. In accordance with our tradition, the main celebration was in the night of Christmas Eve. We spent Christmas Eve with my in-laws, and we had a beautiful time. At midnight we exchanged greetings and hugs. On Christmas Day afternoon we went to my parent’s home and we had a nice lunch.
Today, the whole schema is inverted: we plan to spend New Year’s Eve with my parents, and we expect to spend New Year’s Day afternoon with my in-laws. And next year, hopefully, we will do exactly the reverse again :).
This year has been a source of blessings and challenges. I lost my day job, a regular paying job with social security and many aditional benefits, and I lost it because I was a pawn in a power game at my church, and I happened to be in the losing side. However, I ended up working as a consultant, and I am making roughly the same money I made at the church. If this continues, we might be in sound financial shape somewhere soon. Please pray for this.
There are a lot of projects, tasks, and chores that I would like to do in this upcoming year; but firstly, I would like to thank our Lord for His mercy, guidance and protection. And thanks to you, my friends, for your fellowship, prayer support, companion, sound advice, and all in all, for bearing with this nuisance 🙂
Merry Christmas, and a Blessed 2006!!