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I don’t know what to say… Our two vehicles in the last week have both died. We have an 88 Dodge Caravan and an 88 Plymouth Reliant station wagon. The wagon died first – we still don’t know what’s wrong with it.

And yesterday, the van died. The crank shaft broke and the engine will need to be replaced. It is pouring rain outside, and my husband is walking home from the mechanic’s carrying his tool box and whatever else he could carry (3 miles).

I don’t know what we are going to do. Our Emergency fund is practically non-existent because of an incident earlier in the summer. Our 2 boys are at camp, and will need to be picked up tomorrow (200 miles away) and we have no way to get there…

I have no idea what we will do. Please, some prayers would be very helpful while we try to figure it out.

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My wedding was not as frugal as I would like. Some of the frugal aspects of the wedding were a beautiful chapel [$50], the reception hall [$50], tuxes [this one was interesting–got the cheapest pair of tales the tux place had and added a patterned vest to it for $3.00–hey, who says classy has to be expensive], silk flowers [$40] and videographer [He asked $15.00 but my MIL paid $40–hey, he was worth it!].

Now my inlaws vetoed me on some points [but they were also the ones writing the checks]. The wedding had a professional photographer [$1,000] and catered reception [$1,500]. Plus the wedding dress and bridesmades gowns were about $1,000.

We ended up spending more on the honeymoon then originally planned; however, we received a cash wedding gift that was given with the stipulation that we use it for our honeymoon [even though I wouldn’t have spent that much money on the honeymoon normally, I believe in honoring the intention of the giver whenever possible].