- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
This morning SO messages me about a flat tire, and how he seriously needs to start looking into cars, and adds, “of course you can help me with it.” My response, “your car is fine, it’s just a tire.”
He calls me later in the evening to talk about it, and how he’d rather buy a new car than spend several hundreds on a new set of (4) tires. I told him that it’s cheaper to buy a new set of tires and drive the car (it is 10 years old with over 150k miles) for another year than to start making monthly payments on a new car (which he will need to buy within a year anyway).
He asks me why I was not more excited about buying a new car. (I LOVE cars, I’m more into cars than he is). I was trying to be practical, thinking about how much more he could save by not buying a whole new car right away, as well as the money he’d be spending on a car vs. something else sparkly shiny and new, and couldn’t respond. Then he got the picture and a lightbulb lit in his head, “ooooooooooh, you’re worried about another big purchase. Don’t worry, that is in a different fund.” I got kinda teary eyed when he was asking me why I wasn’t excited about him buying a new car! I was afraid of more delays and more “waiting”. I didn’t have to tell him anything, he understood. I didn’t want to say anything because I’ve been good for over a week not mentioning any wedding/engagement related conversations.
If I’m going to get emotional over this, I’m sure my fear of not being surprised when the time comes shouldn’t be something to worry about! At this point, i’d be more excited about ring shopping than car shopping! That’s the truth 🙂