Some of you probably know that for about a month, I’ve been without a drivable car. I’ve been fortunate enough to be allowed to use the company car, but obviously this can’t be permanent and I’m limited as to where I can take the company car.
A few kind people sent small donations to my car fund (thank you very much to those who contributed!) but the GoFundMe was a bust and I took it down.
I’d been worried about my tax refund (I worry myself into a frenzy every year) which my daughter and I filed together (since she lived with me much of last year). I had no reason to worry, because it’s more than I expected and should be enough to put at least a good down payment on a decent used car and might even be enough to purchase a used car upfront, if I’m careful. I’ll be using my 2001 Ford Taurus as a trade-in or I might try selling it on Craigslist first. It’s got several great things going for it: new tires, a new transmission (rebuilt last year), and an amazing sound system (I will miss that!) Between the money I get from the car, my tax refund, and the little bit I’ve been able to save from donations, I should have enough.
I was a nervous wreck before DD and I left for the tax preparer, but I came away feeling great because the news was actually good (it always is). I don’t know why I drive myself insane over this every year. I waste so much time just worrying and fretting over everything. Worry flies in the face of faith; if you have enough faith you don’t worry.
After we left the tax preparer’s office, DD and I celebrated by having a late lunch at Waffle House. I wouldn’t let her take any pictures of me, but here’s a few of her enjoying her meal (and her phone).
Worry is useless, because if what you worry about never happens, you’ve worried for naught, and if it does happen, you lived through it twice. — Unknown