luckily I was able to (do something)

This is a common phrase to use when you're describing how you solved a problem:

There was some water leaking out of the side of it. Luckily I was able to find the leak and fix it before it became a big problem.

We didn't have anyone to stay with or any kind of hotel reservation. Luckily we were able to find a decent room at the Sheraton.

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