We tried to put it off for as long as possible but life started becoming too hectic to manage with just one car. School and work and doctor appointments and other activities, sometimes all occurring at the same time, had become a juggling act we could no longer handle with sanity. It was time to take the plunge and get a second vehicle.
Oh, it hurt thinking of the extra cash we’d be shelling out for gas, insurance, and monthly payments, but the expense would be worth the convenience. Plus this way Colin would be able to reduce his commute time by 50 minutes each day since he’d no longer have to ride his bike. Then he could go back to exercising the way he really enjoys: playing soccer twice a week. You can’t argue that kind of logic.
Colin researched and researched and decided on a couple of options. Thanks to some killer deals and some good wheeling and dealing, he drove away with this 2012 Toyota Camry and a lease that’s almost as cheap as the car payments for my very first vehicle back in 1994.
We’ve come a long way from our car-less days in Chicago, which we sometimes miss for how much money we saved. But I have to say, when Colin walks in the door 25 minutes earlier than he used to and I’m able to finish making dinner without two babies hanging on my legs screaming, I’m glad to be spending the extra money. This car has already been a tremendous help. I’m just grateful we had the means to do it. What a blessing for our family.