Monday, August 22, 2011

honey, I won a CAR!

Today was simply unbelievable.

My last week or so has seen a lot of sadness mixed with a lot of happiness. I am joyful every day that I wake up still pregnant (heart rate 167bpm as of this morning!), but it has also brought up a lot of thoughts and feelings of my little man. I have written and discarded a dozen posts over the past few days in particular, but nothing seemed right to post.

Until today, because this has to be documented...I would never have believed it could happen to me.

I spent the morning working on my financial spreadsheets. I realised how far we are from being able to finish the renovations and manage the mortgage for the months until the house sells. I applied for yet another credit card and sent an urgent message to Lou at work to cease using our other credit card immediately!

I realised that we would have to borrow money from our parents to meet the mortgage repayments for the next few months.

I hoped knew it would work out, it usually does.

But I was slightly concerned.

And then, my phone rang.

And I was informed that the caller was from a promotional company. And she was calling to talk to me about some competition or other. (sidenote: I had just last night entered my phone number on a website that I became suspicious of, and was convinced this was the result - a scammer).

I was half listening to her when she informed me that I had won the competition I entered. "What competition?" I asked. She told me, but I wasn't really listening, until she mentioned the prize.
" we drew the second chance draw for the car and you won."
"Won what?"
(yeah I was not exactly on the ball this morning)
"The car. A 2011 model Suzuki Swift"
(definitely not believing her now)
It was probably not the reaction she was expecting, I'm sure she was expecting screaming or something! She went on to talk about sending me an email, and picking the car up from the dealership, at which point I started to wonder whether perhaps she was for real (especially when there was no mention of giving her any bank details!)

An hour, some investigations and a lot of "holy effing crap I won a CAR" conversations later, I realised it was for real. For REALZ I won a car, yo.

Even better than that? We don't need another car. What we need is money. My mother on the other hand, has the money and needs to buy a new car. And she loves the Swift. She gets the car, I get the money.

I still can't believe it, and I don't think I will for awhile...probably not until I drive it off the lot (I think I'm still skeptical that it really happened!).

I feel like the LUCKIEST girl on the planet right now. I just can't even believe it.


  1. HAHAh that's is so effing COOL! Nice work mama!

  2. How great Suzy! It's nice to hear about some totally unexpected good luck coming to a family that needed it. I hope the reduced money stress helps you all.

  3. Wow, that's awesome! I feel like I never win drawings etc, but this story makes me want to enter some! Congrats!

  4. Congrats! You must post again after you have this car in your possession. You're having an incredible streak of good luck!
    I hope the tax laws aren't so stupid there as they are here, where winning something can be more trouble than it's worth.

  5. Woot! That is AWESOME! The universe is looking out for you. Go, universe. :)

  6. Wow, so good to have a lucky moment like that!

  7. Holy shit, that's awesome! Congrats.

  8. wow lucky you - the luck gods appear to be shining down on you of late!!

    woohoo on the double win - you get money, your mum gets a new car!


  9. That's pretty awesome! Congratulations! I think I would've been suspicious too.

    Life in the White House

  10. That is AMAZING!!! Sometimes life works out like that and I'm glad it came in a time when you could really use it!

  11. That's WONDERFUL!! Healthy little heartbeat and a new car! The universe is smiling down on you!

  12. I'm so pleased this new little one is doing well, and totally jealous about the car - that's amazing! I didn't think people actually won stuff from giveaways, but you're proof it does happen!

    As to sad thoughts about your little man, pregnancy really does do a number on your grief, doesn't it? Every day I'm so thrilled that the little one I'm carrying is going well, but I still feel so cheated that our first born isn't with us. I wish you as much peace as can be had in your situation.

  13. That is amazing!!!

    Happy ICLW



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