Isn't that the truth? It seems when one bad thing happens, a hundred more seem to follow like a domino effect.
This last month has been extremely stressful for us. Hubs has been out of work since the very end of April, when he threw his back out. Of course this is stressful because he is our income, but we have been managing. It's tough, but we are getting by. We figured it would be a quick fix and he'd be back to work within a few weeks or something, but...not so. Well, really, he was allowed back to work on light duties and no lifting over 10 pounds a couple of weeks ago by the doctor, but his boss is being difficult and not cooperating with us, so that's not happening.
We are also in the process of moving. But that's a whole other story I won't get into here or now.
To top it off, our car broke down a week ago, and is still not fixed. Heck, we don't even know what's wrong with it! I was with my best friend Jenn, and my kiddos and her daughter, hanging out and doing errands, and hubs was with my friend's husband, helping my mom with some things. It was supposed to be my first night of class for the summer semester, but I really did not want to go. Of course, I was planning on sucking it up and going anyway. But then hubs called that afternoon and said the car broke down, he thought it was a rod bearing (which means nothing to me), blah blah blah. I was stressed and upset. On top of everything else, we didn't need that too. I dropped my class and had a small meltdown. We got the car towed to my mom's house with the help of my friend's AAA, and since money is tight, my sister in law offered to buy the parts it was going to need. That was helpful and fine, but once the parts were installed, it didn't fix the problem. Back to the drawing board. It's been a week now, and hubs still doesn't know what is wrong with it, which is weird for him, since cars are his LIFE. It's what he does for work, he is a mechanic, so for him to not know what the issue is, is pretty bad. We are able to get it back home where he can tear it apart and get to the root of the problem though, so hopefully within this next week it will be fixed and back on the road.
In the meantime, we have had to rely on friends and family to get us places, and that's never fun. Not to mention we are going stir crazy sitting in the house day and night. We are very active and like to get out and do stuff, even if it's just going for a ride in the country or whatever, and not having that freedom right now is a huge adjustment. But we're trying to stay positive that it will be fixed soon and things can get back to normal...somewhat.
It's been in these last couple of weeks that I have realized just how true the title of this post is...
When it rains, it really DOES pour.