So you've all heard about Jeremiah and I getting engaged during our trip to Arizona, however, I haven't shared with many of you what happened on the way HOME. While I was driving home from Manchester, NH (where we flew out), my car was in a side on collision with another car. Despite the fact that it was a slow speed collision (it was right in a town so I was only going 30 miles/50ish kms and the other lady was making a left hand turn, so she couldn't have been doing more than 15-20miles), there was a lot of damage done to both cars. I have been waiting since to hear if the insurance company was going to fix it or write it off.
SINCE THEN, on a couple of occassions, Jer and I have been discussing the exciting area of finances and how we would make ends meet once we get married. We knew that it would be tight for awhile, especially after paying whatever fees we will encounter with immigration and of course the wedding.
Here comes the connector.
I was planning on selling my car in October since we don't need two in Maine and bringing it would probably bring more fees. My plan was to sell it for $3500, $4000 if I was feeling really lucky when I listed it.
Then I got a phone call from the insurance. They are in fact going to write it off (apparently there is over $7000 in damage!!!) . The settlement I will shortly receive = $5445!! There's no way I could have gotten that selling it! That's only $150 less than I BOUGHT it for two years ago! Granted, I'm not sure what I am going to do for transportation for the next four months. My parents have two vehicles, so we're going to try, for awhile anyway, to make it work without a third. If that works, then I won't have to waste money on another vehicle and I will have an extra $2000 in my bank account come October :D
God DOES work in mysterious ways... I think this is part of why God doesn't always tell us his plan beforehand. I'm not sure I would have readily agreed if he told me that morning "On your way home today, I'm going to push you off the road during an accident, consequently writing off your car, so that I can provide for you financially." I love watching God work - it keeps you on your toes!