My husband came home late this afternoon and asked how my day was. I told him I had good news and bad news, and he wanted the good news first, so that’s what I’ll give you.
I have a new freelance opportunity that came up today. It should be pretty great, and I could use the extra work before winter hits and my life gets all sorts of crazy. He asked if there was more to this good news, and I had nothing.
So onto the bad news……remember my oil issues we discovered in Maryland? Turns out I’ll be having my engine rebuilt next week. To the tune of about $2000.
Now, why would I want to keep my 2001 Saturn if I am going to have to put $2000 into it? Well, funny you should ask. It’s paid for. I love my Saturn. And it’s paid off. I haven’t had to make a car payment in years. Same with my husband’s car – and he has a 1998 Pontiac that is going to be the next car to be replaced. I went back and forth on this decision this afternoon and I honestly can’t justify getting into a car loan for the next 4 to 6 years, so we’re sucking it up and paying to have the car repaired.
And Saturn didn’t even try to talk me into looking at new cars. Sweet. The guy actually told me I had at least another 100,000 miles on my Saturn. I could have hugged him.
That was my Wednesday in a nutshell (with a few other not-so-fun things, but I’ll leave them off of here.) Hoping Thursday is better.