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The Fourth Friend (DI Jackman & DS Evans #3)
Joy Ellis, Richard Armitage
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Lord Edgware Dies
Agatha Christie
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24 Festive Tasks - Door 14: Hanukkah (Task 1)


Task 1:  Have you had any miracles in your life?  (Kids are a given.)  Just enough change for tolls?  Just enough gas to get you to the station?  Been tragically late for a flight only to find the flight was even more tragically delayed?  Nothing is too small - share your miracles with us!


I'm sure if I sat and thought about it, I could come up with tons of things for this, but I'll go with one that was mentioned in the task description.


Back about, let's say almost 20 years ago now, I had this car in which the gas gauge stopped working. To keep track of how much gas I had, I'd write down the odometer reading when I put in gas and then keep track of my daily mileage, so that I'd know when it was time to put more gas in the car. One day, I was late for work, and I knew I was pushing it on gas, so I didn't stop for gas on my way in. There was a gas station about three blocks from where I was, so I was hoping I had enough gas to make it after work.


The gas station was located on a busy five lane road (two lanes each direction, one turning lane), and just as I prepared to turn into the gas station, I ran out of gas, and the car died. Luckily, the nearest pump was available, so I was able to strong arm the car into the lost and coast to the pump. I thanked every deity I could think of that I made it.