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Well, the good new is.....

January 18th, 2007 at 11:41 pm

We're all okay. The bad news is that I wrecked my van on the ice today on the way to schoolFrown I went into a ditch were, of course, there happened to be sign! I knocked the sign over, and in the process I smashed in the driver's side door and smashed the window as well. Glass went everywhere! Luckily, it mostly hit me. I have small cuts on my face and hands, but no biggie. DS has a few small cuts on his neck(he was sitting in the passenger seat). The girls are just fine. The important thing is that we're all okay. Car's can be fixed or replaced, people can'tSmile

So, I've already taken my van to the shop to get repaired. My deductible is $500. The good news? I have the $500! Emergency funds are a good thingWink You know, it got me to thinking. Yeah, we didn't get to eat out a few times. Sure, we didn't get to see a few movies at the theatre or rent a few movies. Maybe we didn't get to go on very many weekend get-a-ways. But, it's SOOOO nice to have the money in place to repair my van. I don't have to worry at all! Peace of mind is soooooooo much better than a restuarant meal that has absolutely NO value. I can always check a movie out for free at our local library. Weekend get-a-ways? Well, we took plenty of camping trips this past summer. We haven't missed ANY of those things. But, being able to have our van fixed and NOT worrying about is a pure blessingSmile All I have to say is "Dave Ramsey Rocks!"...without his teachings, I never would've put an emergency fund in place.

11 Responses to “Well, the good new is.....”

  1. spendless Says:

    glad you are all ok......you are wise to set aside the emergency funds....wise choice.

  2. frugalmomof1 Says:

    I'm so glad you are all ok. Ice on the roads is so dangerous!!!
    Way to go having that EF in place!

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yikes. I'm glad you guys are OK.

    Reminds me of all the accidents I've seen today, and how easily things can turn.

  4. Carolina Bound Says:

    That must have been scary! Glad you are all okay and you have the funds in place. Good for you!

  5. Lez Save $ Says:

    good to hear that you are okay! accidents are a pain in the ass when they happen!!

    Great job with the emergency fund!

  6. Amber Says:

    Glad to hear every one is ok. I hit a pole a couple of years ago, split my car in two and walked away with out a scratch, thank God...so I know how scary that must have been. Thanks for reminding me about my EF, I will be beefing this up....way to go on saving and again, I am really glad every one is ok better the car than you and the kids

  7. boomeyers Says:

    Oh girl! I can only imagine your panic on that ice! I'm so happy all turned out okay and no worse for the wear!
    That is a great example of why we should hold our spending in check and save, save, save!

  8. monkeymama Says:

    Most importantly, glad you are okay!!!!

    & what a great financial lesson as well...

  9. debtfreeme Says:

    So glad to hear you and your family are OK!

  10. fairy74 Says:

    what a relief that you are all ok! Smile Good going with having your EF in place!

  11. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm glad no one was seriously hurt. Ice can be so nasty. Our roads are finally thawing out, thank goodness.

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