- 7 years ago
So, the husband is on this kick that we need a bike rack.
Let me preface this by saying I bought us bikes almost 3 years ago. His was a b’day gift and mine was because I was planning to take some classes at a local JC and wanted to bike instead of pay for a permit. I ended up not biking and we would ride bikes occasionally (we are talking less than 10 times in the time we’ve owned it.) Once we took them to the beach – Darling Husband had a truck back then – that was fun, but we haven’t done it since.
Darling Husband has been looking on Craigslist for roof-top bike racks for his car. A friend of him gave him a roof mount, and I guess all it needs are the racks for the mount. He wants to buy them and they are $150.
He talked to me about it last night (enter my mistake) and I told him (very non-chalantly) to do whatever he felt best. I also told him that I was a bit stressed out about finances (we have home insurance, property tax and a big tax bill to pay – all in the next month).
Maybe this is my lesson learned. Meaning, I should have said NOT RIGHT NOW.
Well, today he tells me that he’s going to meet the guy and pick them up.
(Why did I think he’d just forget about them and not buy them?)
Bottom line: I think it’s a stupid purchase we’ll rarely use.
I know he wants to buy them, so we have more options of things to do. And, for that, I’m super thankful. However, the practical side of me see these bills and a 3-day weekend trip we are taking this weekend… and it makes my head spin.
So, hive – do I trust my gut and just TAKE A BIG CHILL PILL? or, do I say something more about how I really feel?
I kind of think if I say something, I’m entering nagging wife territory. I don’t want to nitpick his decisions. He knows our financial situation and is the one more prone to spend. To his credit, he’s done a 360 in terms of how he used to spend. Granted, this isn’t a huge purchase, but I also kind of feel like “great, what NEXT?”