|The day it all started...|
I know where I fell off track, it was April 4th. I also know why, we were up early and playing at Disney's Hollywood Studios with one of my best friends that day... which just so happened to be on Hobbit's Spring Break. So we'll partially blame that, okay?
Pokey is to blame for the other. He has been needing a new car for years and I have managed to put it off because I just couldn't get the budget to hold a second car payment. Sooner or later though, cars get to the point where it was going to start costing more to keep them both than to simply bite the bullet and get new ones. I loved my Tuscan and had no intention of trading it... until I did the math.
|He's so happy he could bust!|
Initially, I found Minnie (yep, Hobbit named her too) for Pokey because we were looking just for pricing information to build off of in the budget crunching. We searched for 'dream cars', both new and used, to see where they feel so our expectations matched our wallets. I worked the numbers and figured that if we traded my car and were able to get two cars for close to the same amount of my current payment and they were not gasoholics, between the savings there and in insurance, we could honestly break even. There would be no change to our financial standing at all and that was a number I could live with without breaking out in hives.
|This would be Mickey (again, named by Hobbit)|
|Moment prior: "Okay, now I want to get their hiney's in the garage" - this is what I got.|
You do things simply to see your spouse deliriously happy. Sometimes, I think he's way better at that than I am - but I do try. My gestures usually are constant little things while he is known for the grandiose moments. It was nice to trade them this time.