Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Timing is Everything

Or not. We had decided that we didn't need a new car. We needed to pay for our children's education. That is our choice and we feel strongly about it. That said, we had told my parents when they were ready to get a new car let us know and we would buy their Honda. We thought this would happen in a couple years.

I got a call from my Dad bright and early Monday morning. He told me Mom had found a car that she really wanted, would we be interested in the Honda. I couldn't answer with anything other than I would talk to Steve and call him back. I talked with Steve and we decided that it wasn't a good time to get a car loan. My Dad understood completely. (When I talked to Mom she was surprised that dad thought she wanted it so bad, she told me she said she really liked it, yes, but didn't need a new car.)

Steve called me Tuesday morning within three minutes of leaving the house because he missed me so much and he had thought about the Honda. He asked how I felt. I could go either way, I could see the great deal we would get, but I could live with what we have. Well, we are getting a 2004 Honda Accord 4 door sedan. It has less than 20,000 miles on it and my Dad is great at taking care of cars, so we know it is in great shape. We will probably pick it up this weekend.

My parents would have driven their new 2007 Ford 500 home yesterday right after they test drove it, but Mom forgot to put the checkbook in her purse. Oops, but they probably are home with it this afternoon.

I'll post pictures later. (Oh, Steve informed me that this is his car, just for the record.)


Backofpack said...

Steve DESERVES a new car. He really does...

Love your new profile picture - it's cute!

robtherunner said...

You just remind Steve who is the boss of the household.

wendy said...

That's so sweet he called you and said he missed you so much and had been thinking about it so much. =)

I love the new profile picture too. Now, is that really you, or is it the reflection of you off your super shiny floors??? =)

Journey to a Centum said...

20,000 miles? Heck, the car has fewer miles on it than Steve! I'm sure he will look good driving the Honda. I hope you let him drive your Yeti every now and then.