That is what Hubby has. Oh, sure he can be frugal, but right now he is thinking we are rich.
Last Fall, he contracted "car fever". I was fine with it as when it comes to car purchases, I get to decide when. I try not to "handle the purse strings" all the time, but when it comes to BIG purchases, I do.
I told Hubby that he could shop to his heart's content and we would buy him a "new" car in the March or April. The reason? Well, I wanted time to save some more money in our "car fund" and I will get my bonus in March or April. I would like to pay as much cash toward the car as possible, though I will not dip into our "big" savings account. (Unless, I only need a couple of thousand or less.)
When we paid off my CRV, I left the direct deposit amount into the credit union the same, so we were saving a car payment a month toward a new vehicle. So the car fund has been growing. I would love to let it grow another year or two, but Hubby wants something new. And his 2000 Honda Accord, though in excellent condition and only 109,000 miles on it IS 15 years old. So he as been shopping.
What does he want? This:
Hubby IS shopping for a used one, though, so it will be less than $30,000 but I imagine we will be spending around $20,000. I know, I know. Lots of people buy $20,000. But I think you can find perfectly acceptable cars for less. Of course, we DO drive our cars a lot time. We are on year 11 with Hubby's Accord. And I have driven my CRV for 7 years so far and the vehicle before I drove for 11 year. So, I guess it will average out to be a reasonably priced vehicle.
But I told Hubby he has champagne taste on a beer budget.
In other news, our new mattress is wonderful! It is a firm one and we have been sleeping so well on it. I want to stay in bed all the time.
Hubby is doing well learning to walk on his prosthetic leg. He gets around better than I do sometimes. He has been hanging plants and though I don't love the totally covered wall effect that he does, he is happy, so I am happy. This last weekend, he put up shelves in the outside storage closet and started organizing his plants
He is a busy boy!
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