It all started just a week or so ago when our trusty Nissan decided it was time to have major problems. A warning light had been on for a couple months and we knew we needed to get it fixed, but were avoiding it. Well, this all changed when the temperature gage decided to give up the ghost which lead to a/c issues. In Houston, not having a/c is not an option, and since Jon was heading off to Amarillo, and I would be driving the Nissan, we had to buck up and pay. One thousand dollars later, the Nissan is rocking again and we were in business!
Now for this week. We've been enjoying the last week of summer with Jon which means a lot of driving and a lot of fun. This was true until our a/c started to give out in our Honda. At first it was sporadically coming and going and then it totally gave up. Keep in mind that all week has been over 100* and I'm 36 weeks pregnant, AND we have kids who sweat in a snow storm. Awesome. Jon's been looking up potential problems, and if it's what we think, it'll be $1000 to get it working again. Keep in mind: Houston=hot until November=not having a/c is not an option.
Now for the best part. After dinner, I headed upstairs to get our guest room cleaned up and noticed it was uncommonly hot. Oh yes. Back in March we were having this problem and had it checked out and learned we have to get a major a/c unit part replaced, but put it off because 1: it cost a lot and 2: after the freon refill, it's been working just fine. Well, it's lasted a good while but our luck has run out again. Here's to another $1000+ bill heading our way--which once again is a necessity, not a luxury.
For me, I don't think this would all suck so bad except the fact that we are students, and since I'm so pregnant, the money I would be able to bring in thanks to my classes is basically nonexistent for the next few months. I physically cannot teach much, and everyone is coming back from vacation which goes all the water-aerobic subbing I could actually do, and baby is coming this month so I won't be teaching after that for a couple months anyway. Grr.
It's just turned into one of those "when it rains, it pours" situation that makes us focus on all the other crappy things going on; like how uncomfortable I am, how Sevy starts school so soon and we'll have to pay a load in gas and parking, how we still don't have a name for this baby, and how our house value keeps dropping. Yeah, we are full of optimism in our household right now!
So, if anyone has any great names, any really cheap meal ideas, or any happy thoughts, send them our way! We could sure use it! On the bright side, baby is officially coming August 30th, so at least we have that to look forward to!