Handling financially draining events!
Feels like I’m having one of those months. I know what it feels like to be really down, like when my Dad, brother and best friend died. I was down for over a year or two for that. Depression is hard and it comes and goes. But right now it’s not that kind of down. It’s the everything that can break will and is doing so now. We have a small savings account to pay for things like this but it’s looking like it’s about to be wiped clean. I hate that. Maybe I’m supposed to be relying on God instead of my “savings” account to save me. It’s a lesson I don’t want to keep learning if that’s the case. Here’s the things that have happened in the last month.
Life’s expensive and can be so financially draining!
We need a new roof. You know, the kind not covered by insurance. We have a leak and it’s coming into our house. It’s not able to be fixed without tearing the roof off and replacing boards. Yeah, that’s going to run from $4500 to only replace the front part of the roof or $8-15000 to replace the entire roof, according to estimates. Then there’s my son’s car. He drove so fast into a gas station that he bottomed his car out and blew the transmission. Yep, that just happened. We’re not sure how much it’s going to be but probably anywhere from $3-800. He’s been driving our very old trusty ’92 toyota pick up. This morning it wouldn’t start. Yes, this is my life. Trying to put my thankful face on I get up take the other kids to school, take care of something for a renter while I’m out at 7:40 a.m. and then back home. Grab high schooler who’s now without a car and take him to school and then head to the Y to exercise some stress out with one of my best friends. Thank goodness for friends! Now I have to figure out how to pick up my 2 school agers, get the high schooler and get him from school to work and get the others to gymnastics which all happens at the same time. Oh how I took for granted that my son had a car . I can do it and will.
Get back home from taking kid to high school to realize my son didn’t take his meds this morning so I have to run back out to his school to take his meds to him. It’s not even Monday! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. So I can! Happy Tuesday friends! Have you had financially draining things happen to you as well? How did you handle it? Are your finances in such good shape that this stuff doesn’t bother you or are you more like me and panic at the finances?
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