Saturday, April 01, 2006

A challenge, within the challenge, within the challenge!

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!

10 comments:

megg said...

Oh Claudia - I'm crossing my fingers and holding my breath and hoping for the best for you!! I am sending you love and support and every good thought I can. xoxoxoxo

littlesnoring said...

What I don't understand is, if his boss has so much work to do why is he firing people?

chest of drawers said...

That´s good question littlesnoring...wish I knew!?

Jamie said...

Oh, Claudia, what a rough time. I'm hoping for all the best for you and Erich and your family. You are smart, strong, determined and resourceful. I know that you are going to be that blooming flower in your picture today.

Mirre said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news!
Money-worries are just terrible...
please try not to let this spoil your pre-holiday fun!
I know it's hard, but I'm sure things will work out...

Good luck for all of you!

liz elayne said...

how horrible for you all...but my hope is that there will be a blessing in the midst of this and erich will find the job that he wants/needs in his life.

pyglet said...

I agree littlesnoring his boss sounds like a prize idiot.

There must be something AWESOME lined up for you two soon. The universe is just clearing the way.
Hugs and goodluck vibes your direction! xox

firstborn said...

ditto what everyone above has said...

hang on to your goals and YOU WILL overcome this obstacle!

mary ann :)

Mardougrrl said...

Ugh...that sucks. Good luck and I hope that you all come out of this stronger and more prosperous than ever. Erich deserves to have a better job (and more importantly, a better boss!)

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