Sunday, April 09, 2006

Good news, Good news, bad news

I just don't understand when everything in my life is going great - something bad has to happen to screw it all up.

Last weekend, I received some great news in the mail. I received my court papers for the order of child support against Brayden's father. I couldn't believe my eyes. It's only taken 3 years, but I finally have an order. I don't really expect to get a penny of that money, but that wasn't the best part of the order. Being that my ex had failed to comply with the courts, I have been awarded full custody of Brayden and can now patition to have his rights taken away. I couldn't really care less about the money. I've supported Brayden by myself since he was born, don't need the money now. The most important part was to have him all to myself. Now, when Steven and I get married, we can have both of the kids' names changed to Steve's last name.

I also went to NWACC this week to enroll in some classes. I want to get my BSE. For those that don't know what that is - my Bachelors of Science in Education. I've always had a passion to teach - plus teachers hours are a big part of why I want to be a teacher. I can't think of a better career that will allow me so much time with my family. I love my job now, but I want to have the option to do something else someday. The only step I have to climb to get my financial aid is to receive my passport, which I've applied for.

We finally also got Steve's final credit report back. We haven't heard anything from the credit company we're working with yet, but I'm really hoping it won't be too much longer.

So, things are going great.. and then BLAM.. something has to go wrong. Wednesday morning, I was driving to work when my car died. No warning, it just died. Steve came and picked me up and we made arrangements with a shop for them to tow it and take a look at it. The next day, we found out that the timing belt in my car had gone out. Due to the damage that the timing belt can do to the pistons and tubing it was going to cost about $2000 to fix. There was no way in hell that we were going to be able to afford that. I called the dealer I bought my car from to see if there was anything they could do to help. My only options was to have them fix it and add it to my note - resulting in higher monthly payments. Or I could let them take it as a trade and get a new car. The latter option was our best bet. I picked out a 2001 Ford Taurus. It's a really nice car and the payments and insurance are cheaper on this car. The problem was draining my savings for the down payment, and having to come up with $400 in sales tax in 30 days. It sucks!!! I had been saving up to buy a silky terrier (in the pictures), and now because of this I won't be able to get her. It breaks my heart, as I had my heart set on getting her. Every time I plan on getting or doing something, my life gets all fucked up and prevents me from being able to do it. With my luck, I won't be able to get my passport and something will fuck up with the house. That's my life, always has been. Will I ever get a break?