Friday, June 16, 2006

It keeps happening...

I really thought things happen in threes... and I thought my three had already happened. But, no... there has been more drama this week.

Yesterday, I ran out of gas... yeah, I know what the E stands for... but something is wrong with the gauge and I thought I could make it. I was close enough to CJC so I hitchhiked to school... you know, the teacher can't come in all sweaty from walking the block to school.

This morning Robert went out to start his truck and it wouldn't start. He called the shop and the guy told him to tap his gas tank with something and see if it started. If it did then it was probably the full pump. Any guesses as to how much $$$$$ a fuel pump is? I thought maybe $100 or $200... but no... $500. Luckily we did Financial Peace at church and Dave Ramsey pushes the emergency fund. So we have the money... but what happens when some other drama happens? I mean we are on a roll here.

Although I really do not feel like the universe if conspiring against me I do wonder why all of this happening. Oh well... at least I am still able to laugh at it all.

--jessica

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm REALLY sorry and you have my sympathies -- but aren't you SO thankful you have an emergency fund in place!! When we are faithful with God's blessings, He has room to bless us more. I'll pray that those blessings start RAINING at your house! :-)

BooMama said...

Bless your heart. I've been known to push my luck when the fuel gauge is on "E," too. But like Sarah said, you are so fortunate that you have an emergency fund. You're being a great steward of God's provision...and He will bless that. He really will. :-)

Yellow Mama said...

I have to tell you a funny story about the E. This happened a long time ago. We had stopped at a convenience store on the way home from church to get a sunday paper. When my hubby tried to start the car, it wouldn't turn over. I asked if we needed gas, but he assured me we didn't. A guy on a very nice harley davidson came over and asked if we needed help. We got to talking with him and he traveled the country writing articles for a biking magazine. (One of the racier types) He was very kind and offered to take my hubby back to the house to pick up our other car. Now the scene is a biker with a guy in a suit sitting on the back trying to figure out how to hold on. As they took off for the house the girls and I started laughing. It was quite a site. Later on that day,a friend took Al back to the convenience store to check out the car. After giving it a little gas in the tank, it started and that was the end of it.

I've had trouble laughing here lately, but I hope this story will bring a smile to your face. He certainly orders our steps...even if it doesn't feel like He does...

~d said...

jessica
thank you for passing by-and for the positive shout outs to what I put on my post. You are very kind. (did you really hitchhike to school?!) Sorry about your run of luck...Hopefully just being the weekend will make things better.
Bless you!

Rebecca said...

You HAVE had a week. I hope things are looking up now.