Good morning Loves. I know these types of “I’m Thankful For” posts usually come out in November around Thanksgiving, but today I would like to take a moment and just be thankful.
This past weekend BF and I rented a car for three days so we could run some errands, get some things for our apartment as well as visit a few neighborhoods that we aren’t usually able to get to. We usually love renting cars a few times a year, but this time was a little bit different.
It’s always easy to deal with crisis in couples
Early Friday afternoon we rented a car and drove to Best Buy to get a new DVD player, a wireless mouse and a few other things. We put the bag in the backseat of the car (it was a SUV so there was no trunk) and proceeded to the next store.
Twenty minutes when we came out the rear passenger’s window was broken in and the Best Buy bag along with all of our new purchases were missing. We were robbed. And that right there is the number one reason why I’m thankful for BF and for our relationship.
If I was alone I would have definitely freaked out. When I first saw the window I froze. I just stood there and looked around the parking lot trying to see if I saw a stranger watching us. BF said that we should call the police and make a report. He was very calm and cool through the whole thing -and for that I am thankful.
Relationships help keep you calm
To say the robbery put a snag in our weekend plans is an understatement. We had to contact our credit card company to inquire about the insurance coverage, re-buy all our items from Best Buy, return to the car rental company to exchange the SUV and go to the police station to file a report.
I am glad I had BF by my side because he always knows how to make me feel better when I’m sad, how to calm me down when I’m angry and how to put some perspective on a less than perfect situation. Sometimes going through the motions can be exhausting and it’s always easier to have someone with you.
Thankful for insurance
Our car window was broken approximately six years ago and Honda charged us $600 to repair it. We are still waiting on the exact quote from the car rental company and on our credit card company to see if they are going to accept the insurance claim, but I am expecting the costs to be approximately the same.
Five years ago my financial situation was such a mess that an additional $600 in unexpected costs meant I wouldn’t be able to pay rent that month. Thank goodness I grew up, got my finances in order and am now smart enough to purchase products with insurance.
When are you thankful for your relationship?