It’s a big, black cloud kind of day.

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I’d like to say that this will be a happy post. A post about growing, self discovery, and things that inspire.

Not happening today.

It’s probably not my best choice to write in such a funky frame of mind but this day just won’t quit. And I need an outlet before I burst. Or take up drinking. So look away if you’re in need of inspiration. You won’t find any here. Unless you need to be inspired to reel in a big, black cloud.

Lately, my husband and I have had a string of bad luck. Vehicles (yes, plural) keep breaking down for one reason or another. Dogs (yes, two) keep getting sick or having issues that require a vet visit that is more than a car payment and some people’s mortgage bill. If it’s not one, it’s the other. And if it’s not the other, it’s the one.

And in cases, like today, it’s both.

Dave Ramsey says that in the course of a a ten year period the average household will experience a “gotcha” that will set you back $5-7k. That’s a whammy that will yank the rug from underneath and have you staring at the ceiling.

Well my pup just turned ten in June and with this recent streak of horribleness, we are easily approaching the 5k mark. Interestingly enough, we own our cars outright. This is on purpose. We don’t like debt and avoid it whenever possible.

We expect repairs (by the way, having a loan on your vehicle doesn’t exactly keep it from breaking down) but these two cars are running us dry and putting us through our paces. Serious, it’s like an abusive relationship at this point.

And I won’t even go into the issues my dog is having today.

Part of me wants to say, “today is just a bad day. It’ll be better tomorrow.” And that’s probably true. Days won’t always be and feel this way. The car can’t break every day. Can it? (geez – can it???) But frankly, I’m not feeling it. Right now, I’m embracing this crappy mood and the fact that I haven’t been as productive as I need to be.

I’m going to go sulk now.

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