If we were having coffee, I'd tell you I can't visit for long. Hubby has a big day planned for us. I put over 17,000 miles on my car each year just commuting back and forth to work. Pete's disabled and can't do all the things he used to do. Back when I was still driving my old Taurus, twice I had trouble and when I phoned home he had to tell me he couldn't come, couldn't help me and I'd have to call someone else. Thankfully, both times Bubba was working in or near town and was able to help me. But it must of been the hardest thing Pete has ever done to tell me that! He'd always been there in my hour of need, before.
Plus, after he pays my car note each month and our car insurance, there isn't much left over for repairs. He does that and pays his medical for the most part. I pay other bills and buy groceries, medicines, etc. And together we pay our electric bills. So, he figures that as long as I am still working, he needs to keep me in something that has full factory warranty, and gets the good gas mileage. He has just accepted that we will always have a car note at least until I retire. Part of the warranties on my 2011 Chevy Cruze are about to expire and he has decided it is time to trade up to a low mileage 2014 or 2015 for the same monthly note.
Now, I totally adore my car. And I would never ask for anything else in the foreseeable future. But I see the reason of his thinking. So, he swung by when he was out and about yesterday and told his guy what we were looking to do. They have a large inventory to choose from right now and told him it was indeed a good time to do it and they should be able to accommodate our desires and our needs.
So, I had to set my alarm clock on a Saturday! And I have to cut my coffee time short, because we have an appointment to go try to pick out my next new ride.
Come back tomorrow if you feel like it. Bubba is home and I'll be cooking one of his favorite meals after church: meatballs, rice and gravy. We'll all have plenty of time to visit then.