Our house was broken into over the summer. The kids' Wii and all of my jewelry were stolen. Our insurance company, USAA, was really great about working with us and getting a claim check out to us very promptly. We replaced the boys' Wii, but the rest of the money, about $1,000, we stuck into our savings account.
Because I was still in the thick of treatment when school started this year, I wasn't able to get my old job back, which follows the school calendar. It is a physically active job that requires a lot of travelling and being on my feet for several hours each day. I wasn't up to it so I had to reluctantly tell my boss that she would have to hire someone else. boo hoo for me and my boss...she really wanted me back.
Despite the negatives of being robbed, we were happy to have the extra cash to put into savings to see us through the next few months. I plan on looking for a new job, or possibly getting my old job back, in January....when I won't be so tired, and hopefully not as bald.
Today I dropped the car off to get checked out because the annoying "check engine" light came on this week. We had this happen to another car, and it turned out to be nothing. Bad sensor.
Well..not so lucky today. Our Corrolla needs a new catalytic converter...oh....and some new brakes too. Total price for parts and labor--$1150. ugh.
On the bright side....even robbery has its silver lining. We have $1000 dollars more to deal with this than we would have before some thug broke into our house.
So even in the craziness, there is always something for which to be grateful.
Though next time a winning lottery ticket might be less traumatic than a break-in.
I'm just sayin', if You want to work in mysterious ways....y'know I'm open to some other possibilities.