Just a Car
There is no more new car smell. Any policies of ‘No Eating’ or ‘No Dogs’ have long since been abandoned. Coffee has been spilled. White dog hair accents the charcoal interior. It’s part of our daily landscape. It’s need of a wash.
This is the natural progression of things. I knew it would happen. It’s unavoidable. Everything new becomes old, sooner than you’d think. Whether its an iPad, rubber boots, or a shiny new car. Reason #432 why I’d rather pay off this car in months vs. years.
That’s an important reminder, because making these $2,000 payments is a pain in the a$$. There are so many other things I would rather be spending my money on. Garden things. Travel things. It makes bouts of The Husband’s unemployment that much more uncomfortable. The actual, on the books, must be made payment is something like $300. See, I don’t even know for sure. Oh, the excuse scenarios I have created in my head in an effort to use that $1700 difference for things much more fun, much more meaningful in the moment.
Thus far, I’ve resisted. I remind myself 8 months is not a long time to live with a decision. I chose to suffer in the short term to save myself a prolonged agony nickels and dimes on what is, after all, just a car. Hold strong. Tough it out.
Come June, if I lose my job (
God Willing) I wouldn’t have to make a car payment. If I chose to leave my job, I wouldn’t have to make another car payment. I will have a “brand new”, trusty, reliable, superior gas mileage car. And no payment.
Come June. Please hurry.