Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bah Humbug

So I was really getting in the mood for Christmas this year, really getting excited, etc., and then WHAM! Hubby calls to tell me the reason our car is in the driveway and not at the office with him today is because the transmission went out this morning. :( Why, why, why do things like this keep happening to us? Why now, when we already have scraped together money for presents and started spending it does this have to occur? Why can we never have a month or two without something breaking down, wrecking or frying? What did we do? Who in the world did we tick off that is now controlling our destiny and our finances? Are we destined to never have a spare dime, never have anything nice because we can't afford it? Are we always going to have to rely on the generosity of friends and family to give us their slightly used stuff so we can fix it up and get as much life out of it as humanly possible?

Does everyone experience this, or are we just the lucky ones? There is always something; the car, the truck, the computer, the dishwasher, the toaster oven, the clock, the air conditioner, the lawn mower....we never catch a break it seems. I feel like if everything could just hold on without breaking for about 6 months, we just might be able to get on top of things. I hate this.

Sorry, I just need to vent.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel your pian you are not alone!

Lane said...

I know what you mean. I have a very dear friend who is a "preacher's wife". Never failed that when they thought they were getting ahead, something would happen to bring them right back to the same place. She told me that she finally came to the conclusion that God sees fit for them to simply maintain their financial situation in order to have to lean on him more. She really feels like they will never get ahead b/c they are right where God wants them. It's depressing, yet encouraging all at once. Somehow the minimum is good enough...He continues to provide.

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