Firestone finally said we could bring it in on Monday. Saturday Jake and I started talking about purchasing a 'new' used car. We looked for hours online and got into several little arguments.
Jake wants a truck.
More precisely this truck:
We have been budgeting for almost a year now and have budgeted for a 'new' used car. Dave Ramsey says to not EVER buy a new car. New cars deppreciate in value like 10 fold once you drive it off the lot. Used cars are already deppreciated. Are orginal plan was to put back a 'car-payment' each month until we EAS so that we could put down more than 1/2 for a car so we would be able to pay it off sooner than later. This is a smart plan. This is a good plan.
But our car keeps breaking.
This is a major decision for us. Combined with decisions like whether or not to reenlist and not being able to buy a beautiful golden retriever is a lot to handle (isn't it?). The golden retriever breeding farm offered us a deal that would have been 1/2 the price of the North Shore puppies. We had to turn them down. Being responsible is miserable sometimes.
We finally got our car fixed. This has been the 4th time since January that we have put it in the shop. Auto Repair is NOT affordable here. I don't really know if it is anywhere.
We have come to a conclusion. If the car breaks down again before we EAS, then we will invest in a car. I'm praying that it doesn't. I have also come to the conclusion that I already have my dream car and why should I take away Jake's dream car? Even if it impractical.
In other news, I have been working on Jake's stocking and it is beginning to come together!
|not even half way through yet....|
Even tho it is a perfect, sunny 80+ here on Oahu, Fall has hit the Gordon house. Well, kinda..
I'm just kidding......
I start my book for my book club today. I'm pretty excited. I will be the only one there under 40 but thats fine.
Other than watch NCIS this weekend, I spent the majority of my time watching my husband do this:
Talk with ya'll again soon!