but it looks like a God thing to me.
This week I posted a photo on facebook of the driver’s side window on the school bus which had been broken out overnight. Someone had stolen the bus radio.
The police came and did their investigation and the officer asked who was responsible for the bus and would be giving the police report. Quick like a cat, I named Ms Candi. She answered all the questions she could and agreed to come to the police station to make a full report after we had gotten the estimates for repairs. In Belize the repair estimates are a part of the police report.
I made a couple of phone calls and got a price of $300 for the window glass plus $25 to install. (all prices in Belize $) We could not find a radio in Belize City that was as fancy as the one that was stolen. Ms Candi called our insurance company and, even though we only have liability insurance, our agent did some looking and came up with the same price for the window and $875 for the radio.
I had some other errands to run so I went on my way but when I returned Ms Candi said that she and Ms Darcel had been making some further calls to see if they could find a better price when Tyler McCoy called out, “Miss, miss?”
“My father works for a bus repair company, maybe he can help.” A phone call or two later, sure enough, Mr McCoy works for Leo Batty who owns the major bus sales, maintenance and repair facility in the city. Mr Batty knew of the work that we do and agreed that Mr McCoy could give us a used window and install it for free.
I went the following morning and by late afternoon we had an installed window.
Like I said, it may just look like a bus window to you…