|Crazy! It has only started!|
It didn't just start off bad, it was the year I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. (Ok - maybe I would. It might be entertaining to see what they would do in my shoes!)
Earlier this year - our truck blew up, leaving us stranded in Missouri. Since we couldn't get a date on when the repairs would be done, we had to leave the vehicle there to be repaired and rent a car to get home. It was a band-aid to a bad situation since now we have to figure out how to get back and pick up our car. But mostly, you don't want to make a bad year even worse by having my husband lose his job because you are stuck in the middle of the United States.
So, we went from having two vehicles, back to one.
Now, not even one full month from the first gigantic issue (I won't even begin to tell you about all the small ones that intermixed in between - like my coffee pot attempting suicide when I need it most or getting the world's worst tax return ever in my life of working!), we are starting to have issues with our last remaining car.
Yep - that is right. Currently it is sitting in the garage.
Sitting - not out driving like a good car.
Why? Because it doesn't want to drive and honestly, with my luck, I don't want to take the chance of blowing up another car. Because knowing my luck - I would be the only person with that bad of luck, to have two vehicles blow up (that we are still paying on) in less than one month time.
The irony of the situation: We have always been slackers when it comes to vehicle maintenance. With these two vehicles, because of all the problems we had with our previous vehicle, we have been particular about everything. We have been taking it in for regular oil changes and tune ups and doing everything we thought necessary so they would last a really long time. We behaved with our vehicle maintenance - or at least we thought!
So, if you don't hear much from me, it is because I have learned a very important life lesson that I really believe in. I didn't learn it recently, it has something I try to live by since I was much younger.
If you have nothing nice to say -
|Apparently I didn't get the message|
that I was supposed to be made
out of money!
don't say anything at all!
Disclaimer: This is in no way meaning that my husband or I plan on robbing a bank. I would get caught immediately because my guilt would not only get to me, but I am a slow runner! It was just a random thought that came into my mind that when people hit rock bottom and there seems to be no solution, they take drastic measures.