I have spent the month worried and stressed over money, how to pay off the bills and save up to move in just 3 months. Then my car broke down and it all consumed me. I spent all day Thursday trying to find a good price to scrap my car, after that the memories of busing it everywhere came flooding back which in itself is overwhelming.
I feel bad about all of the complaining and worrying I did over losing the car. As soon as I turned the car over to charity I felt a weight lift off of me, and even now I feel so much lighter. Yes riding the bus will dominate our time, but it will save us a grip…about $150/mo. (Gas and insurance). I have been praying all this time for God to keep my car running, and He had, and recently for Him to help with my move and bills; little did I know that the 2 were in contradiction, my car was a sacrifice necessary for this move to happen. God always has a plan.
I am thankful that we live in a city full of buses which not only offer monthly bus pass, but offer discount passes for low income…if this program did not exist then this would not save me much money. It will take some planning and budgeting to make this work out without becoming a burden, but we can do it.
Today’s bus journey felt great. I feel energized, my muscles used, and I actually felt like cleaning and cooking. What a way to boost my dormant weight loss adventure.
I’m feeling blah and gross today. I slept well, but was woke with bad news; my car will cost more than its worth to fix…a valve was bent. I truly hate that I don’t have the money. I spent the morning calling around to get the best scrap price, the best offer $65 😦
This was disappointing to say the least, over 5 years ago I scrapped a similar car for $300. After lunch I called back to accept the offer and schedule pick up only to find out that because I accidentally destroyed the title they will not pay me to pick it up. You don’t need the title to scrap it only an affidavit and my registration, but whatever! Back to the phones. Nobody would pay me for my car without the title, but they’d happily take it for free and greedily profit off of it.
That kind of greed is NOT me!!
So it’s decided, I’m donating my beloved vehicle to Make-A-Wish foundation. If anyone received my car to keep the profit then I want some of what they make to go to those who will benefit.
So there greedy world!
Now to pay off the mechanic and pray I can bribe them to watch my car until it can be picked up. I’m hoping they will do so without greed. I need to find a mechanic with a good heart, I miss my old mechanic. I guess it’s not a hurry as I won’t have a car for a while.
Good morning world!
I’m not sure how I managed it, but I actually got a comfy sleep last night and, thanks to daylight savings, awoke at 8:30. It’s a miracle 😉
Talked to the repair shop already, they said it’s the timing belt so now I wait for the estimate. My dear, sweet punk _ 14 year old who was awake before me is now sleeping. 😦 He has a lot of buses to hop to get to his class today, this will be fun.
On the bright side, I got my piercing supplies in the other day!! I’m just waiting for 1 piece of jewelry then I can get to it. I can’t wait, it’s taking too long!! Jewelry is like make up, it just accentuates your beauty…but it doesn’t taste nasty when kissing 🙂
Hmm, it’s sunny, I’m up, and I have nowhere to be today I think I will throw open windows and start sorting and packing. What do you do on your days off?
Time to wake the beast. Enjoy your day!!