The Window

Now, renting a car definitely has its benefits. You can get around on your own and you don’t have to rely on public transportation. When you are on an island that relies heavily on tourist season, and it is not tourist season, not only that, but you are staying in a town that is only alive during tourist season, a car is a definite must.

That being said, we are very thankful we rented a car while we are staying in Cyprus. It is also nice that the car we rented just so happens to be from a very out of the way, not very well known car rental place. It is also especially nice that the car we were given looks like it has been…”well-loved”.

Being on the receiving end of a “well-loved” car has its benefits.  When you can mark up the whole diagram of the car you’re renting before leaving the rental car lot, you don’t have to think about small dings and scrapes that will happen when you normally rent a car.

That being said, no matter how well marked up the car diagram is, it will not hide a broken passenger window. The window was there when we drove off the rental car lot. Each time a child tried to open the window, you could hear the click click click of the window go up and down. There are only so many times you can tell your children to stop opening the window until eventually the window stops click clicking and, unfortunately, this window decided to stop click clicking while it was open.

As this happened, I hear my husband murmur, “Well, I guess I know what I’m going to be busy doing this afternoon…and without tools.”

He fixed it, but once the door was pulled apart, it was very apparent we were not the first ones to encounter this issue. I guess there is a downside to not being on the receiving end of a spotless rental car.



Author: Jennie.Denney

Jennie lives in Southern California with her husband and four children. She loves to travel, write poetry, and be by the water. She received a certificate of the Bible through Torchbearers Bible School, attended Hope International University for her undergrad, received a certificate in Spiritual Formation through the Apprentice Experience at Friends University, and a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies. She has written Soul Cries: A Book of Poems, Soul Cries: A Journal, and her newest book is Shaping the Soul: An Artist Collective. She owns and manages, where she writes a weekly blog with stories, practices, and lessons she is learning, to help her readers know they are not alone in their own becoming and encouraging them to connect with God. Follow her on IG @jennie.denney and Pinterest @jenniferpdenney.

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