We’ve had some set backs the last few days. Set backs that have knocked the wind from me, financially speaking.

The van blew up. The cooling system is shot and it took down the pistons and the rad and everything else. Which would have been ok, because we were supposed to be buying a CRV from Matt’s work…only that didn’t pan out due to issues beyond our control and beyond his works control. So, now we’re frantically searching for a new vehicle that doesn’t break the bank — fixing the van would be more expensive and pointless at this point. It needs more money than it’s worth.

There many be a few options for us, so my fingers are crossed that something pans out soon. Matt’s currently had to switch his hours and get rides with a coworker who has to scoot out of his way to pick him up, but for now…it works.

I know it’s not a disastrous set back, and that there are worse things…but it kind of sucks when it happens right before Christmas. Luckily we have amazing friends and family, their support has been really sweet. We are blessed for sure in family and friends!

So, I’m trying not to dwell on the negative. I won’t lie, yesterday was hard for me. The negative kept seeping in, and I cried quite a bit…I am worried about everything, what with this new development of no vehicle and the CRV not panning out. We had plans on going through Matt’s work and the payment would be docked from his overtime, so we don’t actually have any savings for a new vehicle. I know – BAD. I’m seriously considering writing a “what not to do” book, so that everyone could learn from our multiple mistakes. But, we have a roof over our heads and food in our tummy.

It’s ironic, really, the amount of crappy things that happen in a day. But the universe has a way of straightening itself out when it’s been pushed askew. Something better is out there…for now, I’ll be thankful for what we do have. A roof over our heads, food in our tummies, each other, our health, love, family & friends. That’s a lot, and I know we are blessed.


About J.C. Hannigan

25. Mother. Wife. Lover of words. Weaver of stories. My first book, Collide, is available in e-book for Amazon Kindle and Kobo.
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5 Responses to Askew

  1. lostlilies12 says:

    Sending good vibes your way love. These times happen. When all seems hopeless, something good will happen. We had a rough spot I had no income for two months. We hit a point we weren’t sure we could buy groceries. But all worked out. Thinking of you guys. Be strong πŸ™‚

  2. Oh no. Mike and I were without a car this whole summer. We didn’t really have any savings, either. We ended up buying one from our brother-in-law (who does the auctions for the dealership he works for and is letting us make payments to him). It sucked so bad to be without a vehicle. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. ♥

  3. Ugh! I’m so sorry! Not having a vehicle with kids is rough. But you’re smart to focus on the positive. Yay for a roof over your head! Also, a “what not to do” book would be kinda funny πŸ˜‰ xoxo

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