Monday, December 3, 2007

A Sense of Balance

As soon as class ended tonight, my phone rang. It was Roy, and he proceeded to tell me that he got into a car accident earlier in the evening on his way to school. He didn't call me before my class because he knew I was giving my presentation tonight and didn't want to worry me. Anyway, he's fine, but his car isn't. He's still able to drive it, but the front of it is pretty smashed. The other guy's truck has minimal damage. Unfortunately, the accident was Roy's fault, so we're looking at an increase in our insurance premium - and we're thinking Roy's car will probably end up being totalled (it's older and not worth much anymore). And just last week we paid $600 toward repairs and new tires for Roy's car.

What also gets me is that we just paid $3000 to a credit card, paying most of it off. We had just begun to make progress on our debt, and now we're going to have to probably add yet another car payment to the load. The last time this happened was when my car was stolen. We didn't know how we were going to be able to afford a car payment, but I got a job offer (for the job I currently have) the day after I bought my new car. So I'm thinking that there has to be some balance due here and that maybe I will get the job I interviewed for 3 weeks ago. Otherwise, I just don't know how we will be able to afford the extra car payment every month.

It's always something, isn't it? For every step forward we take, we take a step backward. However, I have not forgotten for a single moment that the most important thing about all this is that Roy is okay and that the accident wasn't extremely serious. I can handle an insurance increase and a car payment, but I don't ever want to lose Roy.

9 comments:

kat - http://kitkatblog.com said...

aw man, car accidents suck. Good to hear that he's okay though. With luck, the next big job is waiting for you. Just remember to not affirm that new jobs come from car accidents (I had issues with this that when I'd say that I needed money, I'd get hit and then get insurance money). While the money nice, one shouldn't have to suffer through a car accident just to get some money, ya know!

Discombobulated said...

Thank goodness Roy is ok, that is so thoughtful that he took your presentation, into consideration.

I REALLY hope you get that job!

WeezerMonkey said...

So sorry to hear this! I'm so relieved that Roy is ok, though.

Kim Photography said...

:(

amber said...

i'm glad roy is okay and that you're keeping it all in perspective, but i can also understand the frustration. i'm keeping my fingers crossed that the job pans out soon :)

A Real Librarian said...

OMG, how scary!! I am so glad that Roy is okay!!!

Lesli said...

You know there is a certain balance to life, a kind of symetry if we just look for it. The yin and the yang. Jeesh--don't I sound all philosophical tonight!! And I am not sure I spelled symetry right either!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I'm glad Roy is ok. I know it's hard, but it'll work out. I feel your frustration. Hang in there, the balance will show eventually
~Melinda

Nanette said...

That sucks! I'm glad he's ok!