Well readers you can breath a sigh of relief that you no longer have to hear about my car woes. The Spousal Unit and I were able to find what we hope will be a trusty car. I ended up contacting a local well-known used Volvo dealer and repairman and he had a car that fit our price range. Long story short, we bought it and it was just inspected so all should be well.
Now if you are a regular reader you know how much I hate the idea of incurring more debt since I am digging out of the mountain that I have been under for a while. So part of my fear was that our need for a car was going to make us slaves to a monthly payment and frankly that thought scared me shitless.
I have to say it was a lovely feeling to buy a car using cash and knowing that aside from maintenance issues which of course you would have with any car, that we are not going further into debt. While the car purchase has pushed back my family travel plans I have to say there is something to be said for living within ones means. Besides I even have a couple bucks left over from my year-end bonus so I really can’t complain.
So thanks to everyone who weighed in previously on the car situation and have a lovely weekend.