Thanks to everyone for all the support and sweet comments you've left me during my pity-fest this week. It really means a lot to me.
Of course it looks like I have one more piece of bad news to share with you...lets review:
Receiving the $500 bill from daughter's near-loss of finger at the hands of scissor-wielding other daughter...check.
Sidekick being too sick to accompany me on concert event of the decade...check.
Husband falling and breaking wrist, rendering him unable to work...check (we haven't seen this bill yet).
Mother who would have assisted husband during Las Vegas absence coming down with Pneumonia...check.
Selling the tickets I've cherished in my drawer for months to eager Seattle girl who will now get the chance to tackle Joey instead of me...check.
OUR ONLY FAMILY CAR BASICALLY BLOWING UP on the way home from son's violin lesson...check.
Yes my friends, I am currently without a vehicle. Hubby has his work van, which seats only himself and a passenger. Our motor is toast. We either need a completely new engine...which we've received ridiculous quotes for, or another car. Have I mentioned my husband is currently unable to work?
Unfortunately, although we've been trying hard to pay off our debts, we haven't built up a sufficient rainy day savings account to cover this. We SOOOO don't want to get a car loan, as we paid our car off a couple of years ago, and it felt fantastic! Also, we will have a hard time qualifying, since we own our own business, we don't have verifyable income...and they're being pretty strict these days on approving loans!
Please keep your fingers crossed that we will be able to find a car in our price range that will fit our family and be dependable! Because of the situation, and husband having no way go get anywhere with the kids without a car that fits them, it looks like I'm missing girl's camp. Or at least part of it. Hopefully we'll be able to figure something out!
Needless to say...a soccer game to take my mind of the concert I'm missing tonight is not happening. The stadium isn't in walking distance!
Okay...I'm done complaining. I know all these things are so minor compared to the trials many others are facing at this time. Like, my house hasn't been struck by lightning, and at least my husband's wrist doesn't look like this. You are in my thoughts and prayers Shawn! So many others are also facing heartbreaking loss, and devastating circumstances at this time, so I know I am very fortunate.
Speaking of that amazing lady, Shawn...my bright shining star for this week is that I won her fabulous giveaway! I'm so excited and my dog doesn't have to be repremanded anymore for sneaking onto the couches!
Perhaps this means the tides are turning? I hope so!
But really, I have so much to be thankful for. A healthy (relatively), happy family, a roof over our heads, enough food to eat, support from wonderful family and amazing friends, living in the greatest country on earth, and a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These things, and many others are why I consider myself truly rich.
I hope you're all enjoying your Saturday...I can truthfully say, I'm going to enjoy mine!