Wednesday, October 21, 2009

{Livin' "double buckled"}

I haven't really discussed this ongoing discussion within the Hobbs Household with you because it is just way over my head, and way to confusing. . . but I seem to be sorta' kinda' but not "life or death" out of room, I am not referring to my jeans, . . but to my vehicle.

And when I say sorta' kinda' that is exactly what I mean.
Does the car meet the needs of my immediate family? Yes.
Is the car in good working order? Yes.
Can we afford the car? Yes.
Therefore, why do we need (key word) a new car?
Well, technically we don't. or do we? BUT more (another key word) space would sure be nice. Usually if the following words are included in the sentence you may not NEED to make a purchase:
2. BUT

I would like a new car to separate my children at little more. Why? Well, so they aren't forced to get along and accept the fact they are siblings, and love one another.

I would like a new car so I can pick up everyone elses kids in town, and transport them safely.

Any basically that is it. . . that is where the confusion comes in. Need vs Want. . .

A few other things you should know about me. I don't mind spending absurd amounts of money on nice leather handbags, Nike tennis shoes, Family Pictures, or a really good dinner. But, to me, cars/trucks/SUV/Crossovers/, they are all highly overrated. Especially when you buy brand new. We have a few Hobbs Rules, more than a few, but I will spare you. . . #1 We always buy used. #2 We refuse to sweat vehicle payments. If we like it, but can't afford it. . . it stays parked on the lot. Don't even allow me to sit in it. . . please.

The other thing is, I am a creature of habit, I guess. I have drove a Jeep for 10 years. Actually, well over 10 years, and I really like them. I am on my 3rd one (miss you, white jeep, R.I.P, sorry bout' that collision, it obviously did ya' in). But I am kinda' ready for a change.

Now here is the other hard part besides making the decision to even get a new vehicle. What to get? You know what I really like??. . . I like station wagons. Yep. Really, like them. You know the one that lady drives in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. It's a old Volvo. Those are just the best. She was wearing a white t-shirt, and unloading a flat of pansies. Charming.
Yes, I am aware the below is a Cadillac.
No, they are not in my budget.
We have found a couple used ones that have been affordable, but they were 1/2 way across the U.S., and Mr. Hobbs doesn't dig em' like I do.

I would like to have this parked in my carport at Seaside. . .I can dream.
This one is a stretch, but something about this is appealing to me too. It is a little vintage for everyday, but it is adorable to me. Maybe just a "Sunday Car".

It is possible that Clayton will graduate before we actually purchase something else. We tend to drag our feet on large purchases. And we both avoid "salespeople" like the plague. So someone would basically have to park it in our driveway for it to happen.
But in the mean time, I will keep Googling "used station wagons in Arkansas".
It's sorta' kinda' fun.
Talk Later.
Love, Tonia


Tonia Hobbs said...

I hate that my pics go cut off! Bummer. I wanted you to see the back end of that nice little one owner Volvo! LOL!

Dana Reeves said...

YES...EXACTLY...SEASIDE! We are still looking...And, besides you would not need a car to walk to the beach every day!

Tonia Hobbs said...

Oh, so true. Just me and my beach cruiser. . . life would be so sweet.

meeksmiles33 said...

I think this is hilarious!! I love those cars. It is obviously way out of our league!! The cadillac I am talking about.

Tonia Hobbs said...

I really do like those too. Used ones are hard to find. . .