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.