I think this is the week for everything to break down…
::Our home air-conditioning quit last Thursday. I couldn’t figure out why I was sweating and roasting all day until I went over and felt warm air blowing out of the vents. No wonder! Gratefully, we are renting right now so a quick call to our landlords, two repairmen, and a few hours later, the A/C was good as new. And just in time for this hot June weather. (How did people ever live without A/C??)
::Two days later, the A/C in my husband’s vehicle went out. He couldn’t determine the problem and ended up taking it in. We thought it was fixed, but this morning it is still not working right and there appears to be some bigger issues than just the A/C.
::As if that wasn’t enough excitement, Sunday the A/C in our van went out. The plan was to take the van in last evening to get it worked on but then the van wouldn’t even start.
We have an out-of-town funeral to attend today so we ended up finding a great deal on a rental car since neither vehicles are up for eight hours of driving. And we’ll determine what to do next when we arrive home.
One thing is for sure, it’s times like these when I am so thankful for our emergency fund! Instead of worrying about how on earth we’re going to pay for these unexpected expenses, we can just dip into our emergency fund.
This is also one of those times when you realize just how much budgeting and penny-pinching really pays off!
Thank you, God, for your kind provision for us and thank you, Dave, for all your wise financial advice!