22 October 2007

Don't rain on my parade....

As much as I know we need the rain, that my yard craves it and you can nearly hear it drink it up in grateful gulps, I am upset that it is raining. You see, we suffered a bit of storm damage last week and the mighty wind that came through in gusts took off some of our siding leaving only exposed wood. I was hoping it would remain dry until repairs are completed.

I have already received one estimate. Thankfully it was for considerably less than the German and I thought it may be. We were guessing more along the lines of $400 - $500. Either way it is a steep chuck of change coming out of our perpetually empty pockets. But it is our home and it has to be repaired. Otherwise we are just begging for trouble. We are getting a second estimate tomorrow.

No pun intended, but when it rains, it pours. The depression starts to subside and the eye is beginning to heal and a new challenge awaits us wanting to drain the meager money I have put aside for Christmas. We live leanly. Well for the most part anyway. We try to more so than actually accomplishing said feat as we both suck when it comes to money. On that level we are not exactly a match made in heaven… More like one made at the Bank of Woes… Looks like it is a week of PB&J for lunch for me this week to keep a little extra $$$ in the account to cover for any incidentals and to put that stuff called gas in our cars that both vehicles seemingly need to get us from point A to point B (otherwise known as work).

I am not complaining as I know it could be considerably worse. I could not have a home to begin with, or a car to get me around, or a job, or food. I am not that selfish as to know there are many blessings and that I count those as well. There are people far less fortunate that we are and I am grateful and pleased for the things that I do have. Especially the ones that money can not buy like my wonderful husband, family, friends, and the ability to see beyond the bad and recognize all that is good, fair, beautiful and just in my life.

3 comments:

chez b├ęziat said...

I love what you write and share. I'm with you on the Bank of Woes and also with you on your healthy sense of perspective.

Water's on my mind today as well. (Latest post.)

My best to you.

Mike

claudia said...

my friend chuck wrote this amazing song, "money" - the chorus goes:

we're all underpaid and we're all overwhelmed. oh how i wish love were the coin of the realm. where everyone's rich and where nobody's poor. in the place where the money don't matter no more...

he also wrote 'how do you like me now' with toby keith... speaking of money...

Klinde said...

Mike:

Thank you... Again, we give kudos to Mr. Stackhouse!

Claudia:

How very appropriate! Love the lyrics and it is true in so many setting and on so many levels.