Thursday, November 6, 2008

time flies

Wow! Sorry it has been awhile since my last post. I have been sick and busy and just haven't taken the time to write. Well if you have been reading my blog you may remember that I had talked about wanting a new car for the family. Well our "wish" may come true. Leo's car's check engine light came on about a month ago but we were riding it out hoping it was nothing significant. Unfortunately the other day his car started to act like it was going to die. We took it to the shop today and to fix his car totally it will be around $1200. We paid about $300 today but that is just a temporary fix. So we are trying to figure out if we want to put another $900 into a car that is really only worth about $3000 trade-in. It is a '99 Honda Civic and I just don't really know that it is worth it. Maybe we can look at needing a new car as we have been wanting a small SUV (think Ford Escape or Honda CR-V) for our little expanding family and his car crapping out is a way for us to swing that. We don't have a huge budget to work with, but if we cut things out, like going out to eat and all the ridiculous cable channels that we don't need then our budget obviously goes up. But then we also have to think about all the student loans that are piled up and other debts that we need to take care of. I wish I had the EASY button from the Staples commercial. I would just push it and all my "problems" would go away! :) I put problems in parentheses because my problems are very minimal compared to what some other families have to deal with, like not being able to afford to eat or money for gas, etc. So thanks for letting me vent! :) Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Also, Leo's birthday is this weekend and I really wanted to get him some new Puma's but I don't think that is going to happen with the car repair bill. But oh well. He won't really need the new shoes since he will be able to drive to work. Am I right or am I right!

1 comment:

Needsleepy said...

Sorry to hear that you have been sick hun! I hope you are feeling better. I hate it when problems just come up and bite you on the ass like that. I hope everything works out with the car.