Have you ever heard of Murphy's Law? It goes 'Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong'. Maybe you've heard it as 'When it rains, it pours'. At the moment we're living inside of Murphy's law with 2 broke down cars, and a tire that blew on the driveable one. So how do you stay on budget while it's pouring?
We've had suggestions of selling both cars, buying a new one and paying payments. First, we haven't had a payment in 8 years. Second, our budget cannot handle a payment. And third, I don't like the added pressure on the budget. Eek!
What's our solution? We sold the truck. I am really sad. I love that truck. The leather interior, the cargo space, the cream color...*sigh*. I didn't love the gas guzzling, though. And the money we got for selling it will help pay to fix the van. The van's a Honda, and will go until at least 250,000 miles. We have lots of miles left!
So that's what we're doing! It's not ideal. I'd love a new vehicle. But wisdom, and budget, do not allow it at this time. This is real life in a budgeting world, folks!