The annual automobile misfortune came a bit early this year. If you remember, last July, my car broke down and we had to resort to walking everywhere. This year, the first week in June, our car pooped out on us again. For the past few weeks we've had to return, once again, to this mode of transportation:
yep, still my feet...

 As it turns out our alternator gave out. (or at least that's what I'm told.) Thankfully, we live in this really awesome ward full of awesome people, including one very handy guy with tools and a buddy that are willing to replace it for us. Yay! Now we don't have to figure out how to get it out of the parking lot and to a mechanic. And I'm about 100% certain he isn't trying to rip us off. I'm thankful for helpful people like him, we don't even know that family super well-they're just awesome

Oh and I have a funny story to share, you'll just love it:

 On the day that our car broke down, I met Ben at his work and he told me he didn't have the car for me to pick up because it wouldn't start. great. So I walked my happy butt home and as we decided I would try to take it to the automotive store to get the battery checked. Once I arrived I decided to try to start the car and if it went I would go right to the automotive store. Welp, it started. I was on my way and I made it all the way the point where I would be blocking  one of the ENTIRE entry ways to my apartment complex before it died. So... not very far at all. I then called some friends to have their husband come out to help and this one guy in a ferrari (I've never had occasion to spell that before, I had to goolge it.) stopped to give me a jump. So with all that assistance I was able to get my car out of the entryway, I didn't make it between the lines or even all the way to the curb, but people could get in and out of our complex just fine. So we left it there while we (me, ben, and the awesome guy noted earlier.) figured ou our next move; this took/is taking longer than expected. We'll it wasn't very long until I needed to do some grocery shopping so I asked my friend, Mary, if should could give me a ride to the store and on our way she told me that her and my other friend, Abby, had found a note on our car that said, "learn to park."  That was just not very nice so they took it off and a little while later when they came back there was another note that said the same thing only it was taped around all the edges, we guess so that it wouldn't blow away. They took that note off too and considered having a stake out with Nerf-guns to catch the culprit in case they came back for round three. After hearing this I went and put a note on my car that  read, "Our car actually broke down. Thankfully we were able to get it out of the entryway for you. 'be kind. everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.'

{Moral of the Story} 

Some will go out of their way to be kind and others will go out of their way to be harsh.  The sort of person we are is determined by the choices we make.

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