I decide to call a certain family member today just to say hi and catch up. Well it might very well be the worse thing I have done today and it is all on me.
Our water heater broke a few days ago and is in the process of being repaired. The cost will be approximately I am estimated to be about $100.00. I have not really been pushing for a speedy repair as it give me time to see where in the budget this will come from.
Since we just got done paying off all our debt in the begining of this year I am still working on building up our categories for home repairs etc. Good ol Murphy has not been very kind to us so far. We have had more than our fair share of office visits and all the payments for that are adding up, and I am praying that maybe we can have several months of health to avoid anymore in that department.
Ah our car would have needed $400.00 in tires but we were able to slide around that one. (that would be a total post in itself) Needless to say it feel good to not have that on our plates anymore.
Back to my conversation on the phone today. This certain person is telling me how her husband decided to have their a/c serviced. It was him who decided to have it check and they were told they needed a whole new a/c unit. At that point if it had been me I would have made a hole in the ground and stuck my head in it for a long while. This couple just went ahead and are having a new unit installed to the tune of at least 4,000.00 without thinking twice. I asked did they get second opinion, nope they trust this repairman. Hmmm red flags would have gone off in my head.
Point is now I am stressing myself out thinking what if our a/c goes out etc. Where in the world would we pull out 4 grand to have it replaced if it came to that. I know this is mindless worrying but I can’t help it now. It is like when you get a certain song in your mind and you keep hearing it. It will take several day for me to forget this and it is driving me nuts.
Kolfinnas Korner says
No need to stress…..you can get by without AC….we did it for YEARS! Fans running all day, and when the sun goes down, open up them windows and cool off the house. Keep them closed with heavy blankets over them during the day. Spend the day at the library or some other “fun place” like the lake/pool where you can keep cool. Take your time shopping (I know easier said than done with little ones). Find a shade tree and take a heavy blanket and a good book and pleanty of iced tea and lemonade. 🙂
We’re having to watch things REALLY close right now too. Money is tight for everyone, but with God everything is possible, just hand your troubles over to him and everything will work out. We’ve been really slow for the past 2 weeks…..which isn’t good. Today has been crazy! Prasie the Lord! We just need to find time to talk, or maybe write letters back & forth and share ideas and such.
.-= Kolfinnas Korner´s last blog ..Food Waste Friday =-.
I need to call and say hello and how are you to people like you, who will encourage ment and remind me that God is in control. I called my husband to share with him my anxiety and he told me the same thing you did. If our a/c goes out we will have to do our best to do without it till we are able to fix it. Kinda of the same thlng with our hot water heater we are taking our time with that repair as well. Where there is a will there is a way and I need to remember homes didn’t always have water heaters in them lol.
My needless worry has been curbed for now it is out of mind.