I went to the gym on Tuesday morning before work (read 3:30am) car worked fine though the transmission has been "slipping" lately but no problems. Jump forward to leaving and the effing thing wouldn't stay on. It would start but then just die. Really, Really you have got to be kidding me!! So called the hubs and then called AAA, to have them tow me home. Luckily DQ didn't have school so one less thing to stress about there.
The hubs called off to try and fix the car for the umpteenth time, but just couldn't get a code to come up. As I was looking through my FB feed (I had posted a pic of me waiting for the tow truck). A friend's husband posted to just suck it up and buy a Prius and that the money I would save on gas would help cover the payment. I told the hubs and we laughed a ya right laugh for a minute, then about an hour later we thought well why not just go look. We still owed a bit on the Santa Fe and it wasn't running so we were not to hopeful but headed to the deal anyway. We were honest and told them what was up (a POS car) and what we could afford (not much) and let them try to work some magic.
DQ waiting so patiently...Thank god for iPads
Mind you I am not over joyed by the fact that my car payment more than doubled, but if all goes well the gas savings will cover most of it. The only bummer was I have to give up my Group training sessions for pretty much forever at this point (that was an extra $250 a month), but getting to work in a safe and mostly stress free manner is pretty important too