It's been said that bad things come in threes and Im pretty much convinced. I've seen it growing up and we seem to be experiencing it for ourselves lately.

Thing 1 - We got a lovely letter from the IRS informing us that a debt from back when hubby was married to starter wife was cancelled and now must be counted as INCOME on our 2010 return, meaning we now owe an extra "surprise" $2000. Hubby thankfully was already set to work over so we could get the shed we have been needing so badly. But well....stuff happens so....

Thing 2 - Our first microwave ever finally shorted out during a storm so we got a new one. The new one was pretty pricey (we thought spending more might be better protected). It wouldn't cook for more than 2 minutes at a time without shutting down for 10 minutes because it had overheated....(Thanks Stacey for moving and giving us your old one!)

Thing 3 - I originally thought that this one was my bestie going back to AK after a week long visit, but I was wrong. Saturday night while running the sink my foot gets a bit wet - I look down - water is ALL OVER THE FLOOR. We have a leak - it's already soaking into the cabinet...ugh!!! I call my mom near hysterical trying to figure out what to do and she says, "Shelley - go look in your closet since it backs up to that wall." I think I said something of the line "Focus mom, it's my bathroom." I checked the closet and yes water EVERYWHERE. Every purse I have is ruined but the one Im using currently (including a Brighton I got at a garage sale in perfect condition for $5. 
Anyway - we have had a recovery service people out to set up multiple fans at $25 per fan, per day - and they are STILL in there. And a dehumidifier for $120 per day. Still here also. The plumber came out today - $369 on a pipe that apparently was broken clean in half.
Now the insurance company (whose deductible is $1,069) wants to test the pipe that was removed and possible pursue the builder for damages (which to me translates as ,"It's going to take us forever to cut the check to you because we wanna fight with a builder first"). In the meantime Im blowing through the savings!  We haven't even gotten estimates on replacing the drywall, the baseboards, the bathroom cabinet, and the floors in both bathroom, closet and bedroom (the water ran under the floor into the master bedroom). I am sure we will be reimbursed at some point - but it would be nice if they don't wait too long....

So my hope is that - 3 have happened so we should be good for a year! Please pray! My poor hubby has been working over for forever trying to get this new shed so we can create a mancave in the spare room. Every time he has to work over he misses out on time home (with me, all the kids etc). 

The positive in all of this? We got my car on a loan we got through the credit union who apparently takes out a payment EVERY my car I've had just a

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