Binah (binah1013) wrote,

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Car Trouble

Our 1994 Corolla's clutch went out. Then, Cliff couldn't get his motorcycle up to speed last night. (It's been just sitting in the garage for a long time.) His bike was our backup plan. So, we're carpooling today. If only we worked on the same side of town! When you're talking about Houston, that's a considerable distance.

I wish that carpooling with my husband wasn't such a bother, 'cause I like the part when we're together. It's the second solo commute that's so irritating when you're driving. Conversely, the other person has to wait around after work until the driver makes it through traffic.

Cliff kept the car because he's meeting with his mentee today. Cliff is a mentor (read: Big Brother type person) at a school close to his workplace. His company encourages the employees to volunteer in the community and will provide some work time to do it. Cliff takes an early lunch and goes to the school to meet with his mentee.

We'll take the ancient Corolla to the shop tonight. Having to fix the clutch kinda sucks because it'll make a dent in our savings for the down payment for the car we plan(ned?) on buying at the end of the year. The car note for the Prius will be finished in December. The Corolla desperately needs to be replaced. We were hoping the Corolla would last without major repairs 'till then. Ah well.

Since we don't want to tackle 2 car payments a month, we can't just buy a car now. We were already talking a 5 year note, instead of another 3 year note like we did for the Prius. I don't think the repairs will really move back the purchase of our next car, but we'll see. It wouldn't be the end of the world if we got our next car in March rather than December.

In the grand scheme of things, this is a hill of beans. However, since this is *our* hill of beans, I reserve the right to grumble.

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