19 June, 2012
Murphy’s Law is an old adage that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”
Well, I’ve been living the law of Murphy and I’m not sure what I’ve done to bring on the flood of bad luck I’m having
at the moment this year. Who the hell is Murphy anyway?
I’ve never really been one to believe in luck. Luck to me has always been a mindset and if you believe bad things will happen to you, they most likely will. The same goes - if you think positively, positive things will happen. Well, at the moment I’m thinking happy thoughts and all that’s raining upon me has been doom and gloom.
In January, I put my car in the ditch and subsequent car repairs we needed.
In February, J’s dad required heart surgery and although, he’s alive (thank God) – he’s far from doing fine. He’s been plagued with mystery infections and a very slow recovery.
In February, my grandfather passed away. Nothing more to say there.
In early March, additional car repairs were needed to the tune of almost $2,500.
In late March, the second part of our trip to the Philippines was cancelled and I’ve been fighting with the insurance company every since then. Although they’ve paid a portion of the expenses incurred for our extra time in Manila, they will not reimburse us for the lost portion of the trip - $1,000 gone just like that.
Two weeks ago, our washing machine died and a new one was needed. Another $850 gone.
Last week, my car started acting up…again. Today I take it into the garage and with a blink of an eye, I’ve managed to spend another $700, plus a future repair that needs to be addressed for the wee price of $250 minimum.
I should point out that the worst thing about these car issues – the car isn’t even paid for. It still has two more payments left owing on it, but nothing is covered under warranty anymore. I’m just hoping I make it to the end of the payments before the car makes it to the end of its life. I cannot afford a new car if I want to stick with the 5 year plan.
Believe me. I’m thankful for everything else I do have in my life. I have my health, my family and friends for the most part are healthy and happy. I just get a sense of being doomed sometimes – like today, yesterday, last week, month....