Mr. R's semi truck just blew the engine in the middle of South Carolina.
The one that we just paid off. The one that was our source of income.
I have no idea what we're going to do.
Well, after both Mr. R and I thought things through, and sorted out nonsense from common sense, he made a decision, and I agreed with him.
The semi is going to get towed back to Florida. I don't even know how much this is going to cost. Then, Mr. R is going to have his lease company rebuild the engine. This is a cost of normally $15,000-$18,000. Which means....yes...we'd be in debt to his employer again.
We only had two other options. One was, to sell the semi for scrap and Mr. R just work as a company driver. But that truck is paid for, and neither one of us cared for the idea. The second was, for Mr. R to just look for a new job completely. In this economy? No, I don't think so.
We are grateful that Mr. R works for a company who will do this work for him. And they don't charge interest. He would just continue to work as he already has been working, and they will take out 10-15% of his paycheck to cover the debt, just like they did with his semi.
It seems like a step back, yet he will not lose his business, he will not lose his income. It is frustrating, yes, but not as frustrating as being homeless. I will still be buying the kids their Christmas gifts (I'm about half done anyway) and bills will be paid, children will be fed. I have my job, I have my school. This is just a temporary bump in his business.
No vomiting required. ;)