Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Costly Mistake

I have been thinking about this post for two days.

On Tuesday my husband made a mistake at work. It only took one word: "Yes", when it should have been "No".

The short version of this story is that the "Yes" led to a gravel truck driver going down a road that didn't have enough clearance. His truck took out a telephone line and a power line, and at least one type of pole. It will likely cost us 8-10 thousand dollars.

I can't be mad at him- wouldn't do any good. Besides, I totalled the car in April, so I have made my share of mistakes.

I am preparing myself to let go of Boston for this year. Registration is Monday. I think it's the last thing from Hubby's mind (I haven't brought it up yet). It probably should be the last thing from my mind too. There will be other years. Boston will always be there, right?

You can tell I am not settled about it. I wish I were. Hope to be soon. A few more days and I will either be 100% in or 100% out.

Something to keep my mind on the lasting prize:
"You’re my sacrifice
Of greatest price
And still more awesome than I know
You’re the coming King
You are everything
And still more awesome than I know

More than all I want
More than all I need
You are more than enough for me
More than all I know
More than all I can say
You are more than enough for me
" Chris Tomlin, More than Enough


  1. Bummer on both accounts.

  2. I was kidding about forcing you to forgo Boston for running Portland with me next year. But I would welcome it. And I agree with Mr. Iowa, bummer.

  3. Would they really charge him the 8-10K? Maybe some insurance policy at work will have it covered... There will be other Bostons, but cutting out Boston over a mistake like that is tough to swallow... I guess it is what it is... Bummer is right.

  4. I don't know what will happen.

    I am just very unsettled and not sure how to talk to DH about it, but need to.

    I can't discuss financial issues much here, just that it is very likely we will be responsible for it. I think DH will still tell me to go, but I am not sure that's the best thing for us. Just trying to stay positive and pray/think this thing out.

  5. I've been to Boston twice and I can tell you, it's a HUGE expense. The first year was ridiculous. This year I was frugal - I stayed with friends to cut the cost of the hotel (maybe some loop friends going) and I bought my ticket super early and I ate at the darling little grocery store right in Coply Sq for many meals. So maybe you could do it cheaply. Never ideal, but if you truly want to go there always seems to be a way :).

    btw, I'm about 95% sure I'm not going in 2011...

  6. just the opinion of someone from the peanut gallery who doesn't know anything, but seems like you'd be running with a black cloud over your head if you did it. i would want boston to be perfect. this wouldn't be. but i guess it feels like you're leaning that direction anyhow, so ...

    be strong, be understanding. financial stress can bite you in the butt. don't let it.

    of course i accidentally put flour in my wife's coffee this morning, so who am i to be giving advice. good luck!!

  7. Bummer. Talk it out so you are okay with whatever decision. I hope you get to do Boston! Then I can live vicariously through you!

  8. Oooh ouch. =(
    Total bummer on Boston. Good luck bringing it up w/the DH.

  9. Sucky all around. I started off reading the most current blog and was not sure what to think about what sounds like a large and rather dead? cat in your freezer. Figured if I went back a couple of blogs I could figure it out. Sadly I found this.


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