Second try? Hello my friends, Abou two years ago, my employer made it clear that we were all expected to drive a truck for work. Being in the petrolium industry, this was understandable considering that I often had to drive through farm land and forested areas to survey for potential sites and land purchases. Finances were and are a concern. I simply had little reserve to purchase a new vehicle. I had already bought my wife a new SUV and our church needed any donations it could recieve. So I turned to prayer. My job was literlally on the line: I had to have a truck. So I asked the Lord to help me. A month later, a friend called me and said "I have the perfect truck for you." I went to his business (he is a mechanic) to look. It was a 83' Cheverolet with the big engine (bad for gas mileage but pulls a trailer well) and he offered it for $500! Perfect! Surely a gift of prayer. My job was saved and to this day I have remained. Here is the problem though: While the truck has worked enough to allow me to maintain my employment, it has been a nightmare in many ways. I have suffered two severaly sprained ankles on two occasions because "Park" no longer secures the vehicle. Try to get out, it begins rolling, and next thing I know I'm sitting on the couch with a bag of ice. Also, my son lost his index finger when we were doing a tune-up and the starter engaged, spinning the cooling fan. It's reliability has also been questionable, leaving me stranded a few times. You can probably see my dilema. While I have no doubt it was a gift, I need something more reliable and less accident prone. Do I again ask? It is to the point where I have been pinpointed as the employee that needs a new truck. Also, I now often carry clients (who have substantial accounts with us) that demand nicer accomadations than what my old truck can offer. Finances are still a major hurtle. I need to find another good deal. How do I explain to our Lord "Thanks, but I need a little more"?