Wednesday, June 7, 2006

The Humour of God (my adaptation of Matthew's blog)

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!


  1. I like that story. :)

    I am coming to your wedding, if you'll have me. Even if you won't, I will crash it. Crash it good. And then write it off and make much profit.

  2. haha, good story

    Was your mind wandering before the accident? Or was it the other girls fault completely? I remember the day our house burned down, I was driving and completely missed a stop sign. Significant days and driving don't always go hand in hand.

    Congrats on the accident!

  3. I never heard someone so happy about their car being totalled!! heheh. But I see where you are coming from.

    From experience, when your married its nice to have one car. Sure its a pain, but you talk a whole lot more when you travel together. Honestly, I miss it now that we are the two car family. Those were some great times! Plus, you start your morning off with each other. (I don't do that because I am at work at 6:30 but i miss it.

  4. Sarah,
    If you need help with getting a green card, I know a immgrationlawyer who will help christian people for less than an normal immigration lawyer. I found him through Jason Major who went for his green card. This lawyer is a Christian and his service is to help people get thier green card faster and cheaper. I know he exspecially helps the church and pastors coming to the US. So if you want the information and stuff just let me know!

  5. Nata - I'm not going to invite you so that you can crash it and make some money. Just make sure my photographer is handy before you do it!!

    Matthew - Seriously it was not my fault. She just turned right into the side of me. There was no where to go!

    Heather - Since I was planning on selling it anyway, got almost double what I was going to ask, and was so recently talking about money being tight, yeah, I was kind of excited. (After the pain in my neck and back went away!!)

    Julie - Definitely - send my his info! I'll see where it goes from there.

  6. I am excited for you for the engagement, I was wondering when that was going to happen! When are y'all getting married? When will you be in Maine? I am moving to PEI next summer :)