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OFF TOPIC: STOLEN TAILGATE...

Friday, October 02, 2009

Um, yeah. I fell asleep on the couch last night and hubby woke me up at about 3 am to ask me if I knew that the tailgate was missing from his truck. No! He said that someone took it between 11pm (when we both fell asleep) and 3am. Who in the world would steal the tailgate from a '92 truck!?? Well, we get a lot of people coming through our alley collecting scrap in their trucks for money. It could have been one of them or maybe just some nasty person who needed one for their truck and stole it instead of buying it.

Well, this past Sunday hubby and I went to our Marriage-building Bible Study. We've really been enjoying it and this last week we were given an assignment. "Suprise your spouse by doing something very thoughtful that has no benefit to you." I was racking my brain. He isn't a gift kind of guy. I always cook nice meals so a big meal wouldn't really be anything special... I just made cookies last week and last night so that's not special... And then the tailgate was stolen. And I knew what I could do. I did a bunch of research and called around and found a tailgate from the same year at a salvage yard and then bought the matching paint for the truck. A friend of mine helped me get it all painted and installed. So by the time hubby gets home from work he'll have a complete truck - and a tailgate that's nicer and worth more than the original was. I'm so glad that something like this came up. I mean, it cost me about $100, but it will definitely be a surprise for him - that I won't benefit from, but it will mean something to him that I went through that much for him. He needs the tailgate because, being a plumber, he has pipes in the back that will slide out without the door.

So, this was a totally off topic blog, but I thought it was kind of cool how I asked God to bring about something that I could really bless my husband with. I'm not saying that God made someone steal our tailgate, but at least a bad circumstance turned out for good...
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  • no profile photo CD1637614
    Awwww That made me smile. Its always nice to be able to do something for the people you love. Makes you feel all fuzzy inside, doesnt it?
    4314 days ago
  • SUZY6281
    That was so sweet of you! And I bet he was so surprised!! I love to hear happy endings.

    suzy
    4314 days ago
  • SUZYBGOOD
    That was so cool! Are you all going through those Fireproof classes? Right now I can't think of the book that goes with it, it is an awesome exercise though.
    4316 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5219453
    Aww, that's so sweet of you! :D How did he react? And how bizarre that someone would steal a tailgate. o_O
    4316 days ago
  • MOMMIEHAMPTON
    Wow, I hope your husband loves it Sarah. That is crazy someone would steal that, but it is really cool of you to get another one...awesome gift!! emoticon
    4316 days ago
  • SIMPLE_TAILOR
    That is so cool.

    I hope he appreciated it.

    ttyl
    4316 days ago
  • SCHICK66
    That's awesome. With God anything is possible. emoticon
    4317 days ago
  • SHANSHE
    Too cool! I am thankful that God showed you what you could do, and thankful for your friend who helped you! Great job and VERY thoughtful too! I am anxious to hear his response!

    What is the name of that Marriage Building course?

    Shan
    4318 days ago
  • TARATASTICAL
    That's very nice of you! You're going to make your DHs day!

    Last month someone stole the turn signal light covers (there's probably a better name for it than that) off my 1991 Honda. So, I know what it's like to be perplexed about strange thievery!
    4318 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4087791
    Not TOTALLY off-topic! You got some unique exercise in installing that tailgate. Good for you to come up with something so nice for him!

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    4318 days ago
  • SHIRLEYDILLARD
    WOW, Sarah. Good thinking. And sometimes the things that guys appreciate are way different than what we'd expect.
    4318 days ago
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