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Let's not leave out the shirts

We doubled our budget-- I can't deny that. Up and down I loved not having a car payment....

But not quite as much as I love my new car.

It's ... swanky.
It's ... sexy.
It's decadent. Definitely decadent.

I looked at Tahoes, Denalis, Infinitis.... I even looked at Minivans when I got discouraged. Turns out, buying a car is not for me. I started to justify staying in my un-air-conidtioned car. August will be hot, but Hometown cools down about October-- that's only 75 days away.

When I discussed this idea with Husband, he said, "Hey- let's pop in here."

Here-- here being the Lexus dealership.

Salesman was ready for us. He tossed the keys at me and said, "Take it out to Grovetown. Go eat lunch on me. See what you think."

I looked at Husband. He nodded and off we went in this sexy white Lexus with *hear my words* air conditioned seats. Until this moment, I never knew I needed seats with air conditioning in them until


And, Lord…

It doesn't even have a name

I can't.

I'm too hot.

We have been at the beach for weeks. It's been awesome and breath taking to spend this kind of time with my three children and no. one. else.

In reality, it was really nice. I was a bit of a fool to think it would be a piece of cake, but we got into a rhythm soon enough.

On the way home, Bennie found a box of 250 envelopes and opened the lid. This wouldn't have been a big deal, sans one small detail.

Minor really.

My air conditioning went out in my car.

Let's back up.

Husband has been bugging me for months that I need a new car. MONTHS. "It's fine. It'll do until we debt down the student loans. I love my car."

And the truth is, I really do love my car. It's ten years old but it has everything I need-- DVD player, leather seats, XM radio... ya know, the necessities. But, the big thing is this: IT IS PAID FOR.

Which is mostly why I love it the very, very best.

Back to the moment:

Bennie opened a box of 500 envelopes. She wa…