Oi, what a week.
My son and daughter both had spring break, so I had some fun plans. When the kids are out of school, I’m off work, and I was going to get SO MUCH STUFF DONE!
Ha ha ha ha….and then life happened.
I was rear ended in my little Kia by a big SUV. It pushed me into the big truck in front of me. The two vehicles I was sandwiched between didn’t get a scratch – either one. My car, on the other hand, is completely totaled, which means that I’m not going to get enough money from insurance to completely fix it, or to replace it.
Anyway, the next day I got a nasty cold and I’ve been kinda down and out since. I’m stressing out, trying to figure out how we’re going to afford a new car. I drive my son with autism 65 miles to and from school everyday, so I need something reliable, and I need something quick! Fighting with insurance to speed up the process is not something that will likely be effective, although I’m trying.
The good news is that the only injuries I sustained were minor whiplash and a bruised forehead/upper nose. The guy who hit me was incredibly nice and felt terrible. I have to remember to count my blessings, because they are many. The reason the car is totaled is that the main frame bar (among other things) broke right in half when I was hit, absorbing most of the impact. Thank goodness!
Anyway, now spring break is just about over, and I’ve got to get back into the swing of things….so I desperately need a meal plan. I’ve gone back into emergency savings mode since we’re going to be likely accumulating more DEBT (UGH, the D WORD!!!) getting a working vehicle. This means we’ll be eating out of the pantry. Good thing we’ve got a stocked pantry! We’ll be buying fresh produce and dairy, and of course taking advantage of really good sales we can find.
Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:
- Monday – Taco Salad with Gluten Free Navajo Fry Bread
- Tuesday – Potato Fry
- Wednesday – Crockpot pork, carrots
- Thursday – Black Bean and Corn Salsa (except I’ll not use the Italian seasoning packet), brown rice
- Friday – Leftover night
- Saturday – Mashed Potatoes, Chicken and gravy
- Sunday – TBD
As for the goals this week, I’m mostly just hoping to get everything straightened up with the insurance company. The other driver was at fault but his insurance is dragging their heels on accepting liability. They say they will, but it’ll take some time for some reason. So my goals are pretty simple:
- Get a rental car, a new car, or get the original car in the shop.
- Go through pantry; plan more meals.
Have a great week!