|Ticked, excited and back to ticked||Dec 7, ’08 8:40 AM
So off we went to the car lots and found one for $8900 with tax, license, etc it wound up being $9800. He put it on the credit cards. We have TWO credit cards. I thought we only had one and I am not allowed to use it ever!! Then he came home and borrowed the money from his 401K and paid off the cards. Payment with be about $127 off of each of his checks.
He then felt guilty because he got a new car (used but new to us) and I didn’t. So he went back to the 401K and tried to borrow more for a car for me. It is locked until this one is paid back in 5 years. So once again, Scott gets a huge new toy on the credit cards I am not even allowed to touch or know about and I don’t.
Then yesterday he saw a little Jeep Liberty which he said would be perfect for me. So he spent all last night looking at them for me. Heck I found two within 20 miles of us for $7900 and $8500. Then we went to bed.
I figured out last night I could afford up to $11,000 car and told Scott that this morning. So I said we only need to tell our dealer find me a red Jeep Liberty with lowish miles and a CD player that with tax, license, etc. comes to $11,000. So now I am excited, I am finally going to get a new car!
NOT, all of a sudden the rules came out big time.
If we get you this car, you will need to work 5 days a week instead of 4. Now I took this job with it being only a part time, 4 day a week thing AND Scott KNOWS this!! I don’t want to do 5 days a week because then it will be 40 hours a week again and I am right back to full time!!! OH and then, I drive over 200+ miles a week so we will be losing way to much in the mpg range to really afford me to drive this car/Jeep. It is OK for him but not me. He just did his gas mileage and found out he is getting only 14 mpg vs. the 22/23 he was getting with the Camry.
I really should know better than to get happy or excited about anything that involves me spending money. It is almost ALWAYS a no when it is ok for him.
Ticked and trying not to cry in Wisconsin.