It arrived a little earlier than expected..... but we are so pleased with it!
2 weeks ago Elliot attended the auctions over at Zillmere and came home with a car! Our current Mazda Protege won't accomodate a third carseat so we had to upgrade.
Now initially, when I thought 'upgrade' I had high hopes of a Prado.
But it is inevitable that my sensible side will always shine through and those dreamy thoughts lasted about, oh, 3 hours.
So we bought a car that will fit 3 carseats across the back, without going into ANY debt.
This is my blog so I can gloat here.
This is in fact the 2nd time we have done this.
Our first family car which we had to purchase because baby #1 wouldn't fit in the ute, was also purchased without debt. (Prior to this we had always had a car care of Elliot's company!)
It was a little depressing to see our savings account dramatically decrease in one lump sum.
But then I thought ' hey, I'm a glass half-full gal' and realised a few things.
I'm grateful that I was taught self-sufficiency.
I'm grateful that I can happily live within my means. (We have never had a credit card!! And a student's budget is a little tight but we have managed and haven't gone without.)
I'm grateful for a husband who is not a spender either. We have been perfect for each other :)
I'm SOOOO grateful that we put our 'windfalls' aside when they came our way instead of indulging ourselves in some added luxury.
So we don't drive a new car.
And we haven't reached this dream
We don't have the latest technology (though Elliot really really REALLY wants some)
Nor will I be getting this (though I dearly dearly want one!!!)
But....... I have EVERYTHING I need.
A roof over our heads.
Food on the table.