It never fails. Every time I talk about how well our debt reducing plans are going, some big financial thing pops up and screws us over. Yesterday we were supposed to go swimming at a friend's house. I got the kids all dressed up in swim gear, and we headed out to the van. It was dead. Like completely and totally dead. When I turned the key, nothing happened. No sounds, no electronics. Fortunately, our friend was able to come over and pick us up, so the day wasn't a total bust.
John got home from work and tried to fix the problem. And miraculously, he got the van started again! But something is still very wrong. The electronics are all screwed up and nothing is working on my dashboard - no speedometer, no gas gauge, no turn signals. UGH!
We were scheduled to make a BIG payment on our home equity loan today, but that has been postponed. We will be needing that extra money to fix the stupid van. Sometimes it feels like we'll never get ahead.