Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

12.02.2005

Lose a job, buy two new cars

Seems a bit counterintuitive, but my project at the airport ended in September, so we bought me a new minivan two days before that job ended. We will lay Army of Dad's car to rest tomorrow. We bought him a flame red Neon tonight. Not the truck that he wanted, but the best we could do on tight finances. His car was going to require a new clutch and transmission and didn't seem worth the money we were going to pour into a 1998 vehicle with 171,000 miles on it.

*sigh*

So, now we go from being poor to being dirt poor. If you see Army of Mom picking up cans on the side of the road, just chalk it up to being environmentally conscious and not for the pittance you can get for aluminum cans. :)

But, we'll look rich with two new cars. Right? Right? Right.

3 Comments:

  • At 2:52 AM, December 03, 2005, Blogger cashin said…

    I really want to pick up a brand new chevy silverado 1 ton turbo diesel, crew cab and dualie mind you. I think i'm going to pick it up when I have my aviation career established and my dozens of student loans paid off...

    I plan to purchase it in 2020

    15 years...that should do it. Congrats on the new car though, it seems whenever I post on ur site I get way way off topic...like now, my bad.

    Can't say i'm a fan of the neon or chrysler for that matter, but thats just my GM love talking, enjoy.

     
  • At 10:52 AM, December 03, 2005, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    We have a friend who goes jogging every morning. He takes along a large garbage bag and collects cans as he goes. This doesn't seem much like jogging, but he covers several miles. He has a certain pattern for different days, and knows when to hit the fraternity houses the morning after a big party. He's retired and has space in the garage for storage.
    Anyway, the first year he did this he got about $900. So far this year, he's been paid over $3000 from the junkyard where he delivers his truckloads.

    Vehicles can be a money pit. We had to let go of our van because it seemed to be falling apart bit by little bit.
    You'll do some financial catching up later. Your children know you love them and that's what is most important.

     
  • At 8:14 AM, December 04, 2005, Blogger Army Wife said…

    hey wanna come over for mac and cheese at this poor Moms house?

    You are welcome anytime....

     

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