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And there goes the EF…


I mentioned in one of my recent posts that I had to travel a good deal last week. Little could I have predicted what that would lead too.

As I returned home last Sunday, I was involved in a wreck, rear ending the car in front of me. I left the scene questioning God as to why me?

Tow hitches, even when barely hit, cause a lot of damage!

Not 10 miles down the road, I encountered the devastation of the tornadoes that ran rampant through Alabama. If I had not had that wreck, I would most certainly have been in the middle of the storm that killed so many.

This was an airport just a few minutes before I drove up.

As it was my 5 hour trip home, took me 8 hours due to downed power lines, jet fuel on the highway closing it down and having to feel my way through the back roads. But I am grateful. So many people lost everything, even their lives and their loved ones during these storms.

While I was out of town, I was notified that my Grandmother had been admitted to the hospital. So I stopped at the hospital on my way home from my trip and ended up spending a couple of nights there with her. She is fine, back home now. But it was a scary time.

It has been a tough week. I even gave myself a mental health day on Wednesday just to catch up on my sleep and de-stress a bit. I am so glad it is Friday and I have no big plans this weekend. And then I realized that we lose an hour of sleep this weekend as the time changes. Come on!

I hope your week has been better than mine. But through all of this, I am grateful for full coverage insurance on my car, an EF to cover my deductible and kids who are responsible enough to handle things at home when I have to be away.

I promise to get on top of my finance review and plan next week!



  • Reply sue |

    I am SO sorry – it really does seem like when it rains, it pours, doesn’t it? I guess the only good thing you can take from it is that you weren’t near the tornado when it hit and your grandmother is doing well – those are more important than a few dents in the car!!!!

  • Reply Cwaltz |

    The universe loves to pile on. Hopefully this is the kick in the butt you need to start putting at least $100 a month into your budget for savings so you can rebuild your fund. Repaying debt is important but so is having some money out to the side for when Mr.Murphy comes to visit. You have to multitask(pay debt AND save) in order to get anywhere with financial planning. Glad you and your family are okay.

  • Reply SHanna |

    yikes! Sorry that happened to you! Check your hood latch, my daughter rear ended someone (only hitting their trailer hitch as well) and her hood flew up later, due to the latch being damaged, and shattered her windshield all over her while driving!!

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