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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Attic Drama

Just a little recap for those of you who didn't know.... Wednesday our outside AC unit went out but was repaired later that day by a lovely AC repairman who charged lovely prices. Lovely for him, not so much for us.  Thursday as we were getting ready for bed, we smelled smoke and all kinds of bad things. It turned out that the motor to the AC unit in our attic had gone out. Which basically means that we had cold air but it just couldn't be pumped into our house. Thursday we were in the attic until 2am while Damion took apart the old motor and then we both got up at 6:30 the next morning. He put a new motor in that morning that was working but not that well and it was vibrating very loudly. You couldn't hear it downstairs but you could definitely hear it in our room. It sounded bad.  This past weekend was hot in this house. It was much better than not having AC at all but wow.. still hot.

Lately we're trying to save money. We haven't been going out to eat more than once a week and only if it's a great deal. I haven't even stepped foot in a retail store for some time. No new clothes, no new books, nothing fun, no ice cream. It's been skin and bones around here but I'm not complaining about that. We're doing it with the purpose to save money and so at the end of the day we should have the good reward of having money in our savings account? right?

Until your AC breaks twice in one week and for some reason all your bills have gone up. Mixed with the costs of having to hide from the heat of your non air conditioned house at chikfila or some other fast food joint that has a playground.  Basically that leaves you with nothing to show for all your hard saving work. And at the end of the day, you're house is still hot.

It was beginning to be a loose loose situation and I was down about it. I started doubting our ability to save and doubting God for leaving us high and dry.

HA! don't doubt God.

Yesterday someone blessed us with almost the same amount of money that it took to fix the air conditioner. They don't really know us, it's not family or a good friend. It's just someone that said that they wanted to bless us and gave me a wad of money. Let me say again, "don't doubt God."  I wanted to pass out when I saw that it was not just a five dollar bill.  I also sold a few old things on craigslist this week and I'm watching a little girl this week that should help us pull through this week with money in the savings account. God is good and He provides.

Not only that but last night Damion was able to get the AC working 100% with no vibrating. We're not sure how he did it. He was getting frustrated and about to give up when he took his frustrations out on the fan one last time before putting the lid back on it and giving up. He turned it on just to make sure it was still working after he had hit it a few times and the rattling was gone. Funny huh?

One good thing about being in the attic so much is that I was able to write on the beams the names and birthdays of all our daughters who were born here at this house. I think it will be awesome to leave their birth legacy here when we're gone one day.

So this is a long post that's kinda all over the place, so let's review.
1. God provides
2. don't doubt God
3. My husband is a hunk
4. God provides

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Blogger Jessie's Girls said...

Yay for God and hunky husbands!

About eating out cheaply - we have discovered that we can feed our whole family at a sitdown restaurant for much less than $20. At Ruby Tuesdays my husband and I both order a salad bar, then add Ruby minis (2 mini burgers and fries with free refills) to one of the salad bars for only 50cents! T and E split the burger and fry dish, and the baby is allowed to eat for free from the salad bar (except not anymore because she just turned 2).

It doesn't hurt that my husband is such a hunk of a provider that he works a second job at RT's, so we get the employee discount too. But still, what a bargain! And its totally legal.

August 23, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Jennifer's Healthy Life Deals said...

I absolutley love your post!! I giggled when you said the vibration stopeed when your hubby took his frustration out on it- that sounds like my hubby! LOL Thanks for putting a smil on my face!!

I found you through your Follow Me BLogFrog Post! So Glad I did!!

I do a blog about healthy lifestyle Couponing

August 23, 2010 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Awesome post! Our air conditioner went out as well...booooo! We are choosing not to get it fixed for various reasons. But we still have seen God's hand helping us in this situation. Great reminder! And you're funny to boot! Love it! I'm your newest and greatest follower from blog frog!!! ~Kimberly :-)

August 23, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Awesome reminder. Thank you!

August 25, 2010 at 10:18 AM  

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