I´ve had a few days of being freaked out here but I´ve calmed down now.
First my car broke down on Wednesday and when I had it checked the mechanic told me that the turbo is broken aswell as some smaller parts - this apparently comes from driving to and from my home here in the mountains ie. driving downhill with a cold engine and alternately driving uphill and stopping the turbo too quickly while it´s hot. My car is only 4 years old and I absolutely love it because before this car I owned only old wrecks that I had problems with every other week and it´s a very safe car with 4 wheel drive.
On Thursday Erich got a call from his boss about 5weeks holiday that he asked for a while ago as we have booked a holiday to Australia this July for my 40th Birthday. His boss said that the winter was so long and there´ll be loads of work to catch up on in the timber industry for the rest of the year and under these circumstances Erich can have no time off this summer. We cannot cancel this holiday as we´ve booked everything, when Erich told his boss this he fired him. Now we have 3 months to go before our overseas holiday and only one income - my little one.
We picked up my car this morning and with all the spare parts and mechanics hours we paid €1,400. We had to use money that we´ve saved for our holiday...up to now I´ve been thinking "3 whole months to go before we fly to Australia" and now I´m thinking "Oh my God! We fly in 3 months already!".
This has put a whole new edge on my Life Aims, make the most of what you have and use what you have challenges. I must meet these challenges now, I have no choice. I am being put to the test!