Mammy told Daddy, bout a Blog she saw
I don’t remember if I said it, but I got a 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring. After having driven the Pathfinder for so long, I never really noticed how unsafe I was till this past weekend. I’m just excited that when I drive at night, I can tell if my headlights are on or not. I don’t have to push the brake pedal half way down before the brakes actually begin to work. I can use the dome light because the door isn’t messed up and I can use the car alarm because of that as well. I have a working speedometer. I can use the AC and not watch the gas needle go down infront of my eyes like a slug escaping a pile of salt. When it rains, I don’t have to drive with the defrosting heat on full blast-even in the summer-because the windows don’t fog up. Cruise control works-remember my bum knee. All this and I’m still on the first tank of gas for over a week and get free XM for three months. I’ve been blisfully listening to the 80’s station.
My brother tried to get me to take his car instead of me buying a new one. I appreciate his help and all, but the last time he did that, he didn’t tell me what was wrong with the car till I actually drove back to Metairie to get it. That car was a zombie of cars; it was four cinder blocks away from being a lawn ornament-which it pretty much already was. So when I started asking questions about this one and he got very defensive instead of answering my questions then and there, I like to think I was justified in turning him down. Besides, it would have been too small for my dogs. I know my siblings would probably take his side, because I know they all think I’m the spoiled one in the family. I’m not ashamed to admit I asked my mom to throw in some cash for my downpayment. And you know what? Maybe I am the spoiled one, but if they would take the time to listen to my side, I mean really listen and not continually interrupt me to tell me how wrong I am… they’d probably still think I’m the spoiled one, but at least they would understand a little better and back off. Bit I digress. Quite a bit there, actually. Sorry for adding the drama there. I don’t want to be the Badnews Blogger.
Yeah I’ve got car payments now, and in the short run, paying for the monthly to bimonthly repair is financially better, I can/need to tough it out for the long run. Especially since I (kind of) just got a raise at work. I am a team lead-but it used to be only two nights a week cause the company didn’t want to pay for two TLs per shift. So I was only paid TL pay when the other guy, Herbie was off for his weekend. I am now a TL every night I work.
That is all from the pulpit today.