After a great deal of discussion, hand wringing and hesitation, dh and I decided we would be better off to buy a "new" car than to sink a big chunk of change into our current car. Our current car has all kinds of problems and is in bad shape, and it's only a matter of time until other things start breaking down, on top of the major problem we're having right now. So I looked online at cars for many hours last night and this morning. Finally found one we liked, so we went to check it out. We liked it in person also. It's a champagne colored Kia Spectra. It's gonna be a big change from our Saturn SUV, but after having had this SUV for about 7 years, I swore I would never buy another one. We don't haul that much big stuff, and it just guzzles gas and is a pain to park. So now we will have a small, much easier on gas car.
They're keeping it to do a couple of repairs to it before they release it to us. We should have it within a week or so. I'm excited that we're going to have a car that works... with AC!... but I'm really really not excited about having to take on another car payment. I was hoping to make it a couple more years on our car, but it's just not gonna happen. So, I am the half-happy soon-to-be new owner of a Kia Spectra.
And that is pretty much all I have done today. I spent the entire morning looking on auto websites, talking to the dealer, doing the credit app, and all that jazz. Then I had some time to kill before waking dh up to go down there, but I was too antsy to do anything productive. I just wasted the time. When I woke dh up we headed down there and looked at the car and took care of all the paperwork and all that crap. Took forever. Also it was an hour drive to the dealership and an hour drive back. So yeah, my entire day has been spent procuring a car.
Nutrition hasn't been as bad as it could be. I had a breakfast burrito this morning, then I had one of my frozen homemade meals. Then we went to Taco Bell, where I was not good... but at least I stayed away from fries! By the time we were done at the dealership I was hungry again, but I'm proud to say I did not get fast food. I came home and made some tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. I ate too much today, and the Taco Bell wasn't good, but I'm glad I didn't give in to the siren call of fast food for a second time.
Tomorrow will hopefully be more productive. I'm gonna try to get a couple things done around the house, plus the menu and grocery list and stuff. And making food of course. I'm not going to the gym because I don't feel comfortable driving our current car anywhere that isn't absolutely necessary. We shouldn't have to go anywhere at all tomorrow I'm hoping.
Tomorrow will be a healthier day though. I'm gonna get back on track with food, at least. No Taco Bell or other misc crap!
For the rest of the night, I'm just going to relax with a book. I was up til 3 this morning, then awake again at 7. So I haven't had much sleep and I'm really hoping I will be tired and sleep soundly tonight.
Hope everyone had a great Tuesday!