Look at all those hands shoot up. I know I for one am sick of WRITING about my car.
It was dead...then we were going to resurrect it...then it was dead again....then the zombie apocalypse happened....
Last Saturday (the day of the snowstorm)....G-man and I had a huge blow out. HUGE. Like...we were in another state and started walking home. The kids were crying. It was not a good day here. We were on our way to look at a car, and it was gone already (I won't bore you about all of this, but let's just say this wasn't the first time).
So we decided to fix my car. Buy us a few more months. Maybe get some money on a trade it. Then we lost power....We finally were able to get my car to the shop...and it wasn't $400 to fix. It was over $700 to fix. If you added in the $430 we already spent.....we were over the KBB value of the car. NO. It is dead. No more CPR. No more life support....let her go.
So we were back into "find a car mode." The financing was pretty much done....we just needed to find the car. There is alot more to all of this than I am saying....but this has been pretty much one of the worst experiences of my life...and that is saying alot.
In the end....we "think" we have found a car. It will be going to our mechanic to be checked out, and if it gets the blessing, we will begin the wheeling and dealing (no pun intended) to get the car into the price range we want. With a little luck....this will all be wrapped up in the next few days.
I am very unhappy about having to have a loan for this car. It just wasn't part of the plan. And my plan for paying off the retirement loan is a little derailed...but I am trying to get it back on track. Assuming that we get a month off before the loan starts....we would have until January for the first payment. I hope that we can have the retirement loan just about paid off by then. I doubt it....but I am trying.