One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ten Minutes of Torture ~ School Closed ~ Playing Hookie

I am feeling better somewhat, so I walked 10 minutes on the treadmill.  This was torture, considering I coughed a few times (I was told you should not exercise with a cough).  I took it easy, but those ten minutes felt like 2 hours.  I have not walked, nor exercised for several weeks now.  I think I heard bones creaking - ha ha ha!

School is closed today.  It works out for us, although we have some errands to run, before Hubby and I run away for the weekend.  Yep!  We are on the road, so say a prayer.

First we need to go visit an insurance office.  Our current insurance company first quoted us $4,600/year for insurance (with the two sold and a new one to replace), then she called back with $3,600.00.  

We didn't like this woman, as she avoided our questions, and didn't answer us on others.  My son was the driver in an accident over 3 years ago, and we asked about her reviewing our coverage, and possibly going down.

So....hubby got on the phone and got more quotes for car insurance.  This time we were told, that accidents go off after 3 years, however, hubby had a speeding ticket a year ago (tsk, tsk, tsk).  Anyway, she's quoting us a much lower rate - $2,400/year.  The other place told us that it is 4 years (she "thinks" that accidents are removed). 

Hence, the trip to town, on icy roads to get the better insurance today.   Say a prayer for our safety today and this weekend.

Farm updates:  We are low on wood and hay (very low).  We are searching for hay, which is the worst of our problems. 

A year of quotes:
"It's time to start living the life we've imagined."
   ~ Henry James


Sam I Am...... said...

I will say a prayer for you! Financial worries and insurance and robbing Peter to pay Paul is not fun. I've been doing that lately since I've had to buy that expensive dog food and the unexpected vet bills. I had an emergency fund but need to build it back up's always something isn't it. I would definitely not go to that insurance woman...she's sounds like she's not knowledgable or a scammer or both! LOL!

Candy C. said...

I hope you can find some hay.
Be careful out there on the roads this weekend but enjoy yourselves once you get there!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh! I hate haggling over insurance!
Take care on the roads...hope you get some hay...and hope your time away w/ hubby is enjoyable. :)