We have a new car in the family. Not mine of course. I'm sticking with
my fully paid for no nonsense 07 Honda Civic. Mj has been enjoying no
car payments for the last two years but it was finally time to take the
leap and trade in his eight year old Murano. There are SUV's with way
worse gas mileage; it actually wasn't all that bad but the new car has
even better gas mileage and that's mainly what he was after. Why do you have to
get such an expensive car? I asked. Don't you like anything else? His
answer was no. Well, then he's gonna have to pay for it. My stomach dropped when I found out what his car payment would be. I told him he better pay off this car and then drive it until the wheels fall off, put them back on and then drive it some more. The car doesn't
even have an actual key. It's this square thing that you sort of plug in.
And you better not lose them. A replacement is about $400 bucks.
Audi's retain their value and may even appreciate which is something you
don't find on too many cars. He would have been fine with a pre-owned
one but it's impossible to find a 1-2 year old used Audi. They just
don't exist. I guess nobody ever sells them that soon. It's his first new car and he loves it so I'm happy for him.
I didn't even know for sure if he was going to buy it on Thursday. He sure didn't take me along. He took his friend who knows how to negotiate and got a good deal. The car came from a different dealership so I did get to go with him to pick it up on Saturday morning. I definitely don't ever need a car like that because I probably couldn't ever figure out how to use it. You can actually talk to this car and it talks back. I was so confused listening to the salesman go over all of the features with him that I just started tuning it out. I will probably never drive it anyways. I'm too scared.
No, Mj doesn't just run around town in Army fatigues for the hell of it. Right after that we had to go to an award ceremony so that he could receive a military award. He's switched over to a new unit and his old unit awarded him a medal for his service with them. He has a Raspberry beret (yes, like the one in the Prince song) that goes with it but I didn't get a pic of him in it. I love a man in a uniform and I am very proud of him.