So today we traded in my broken Prius and leased a 2010 RAV4. It's much roomier, has that new car smell, is under warranty, and RUNS. So yea!
It was our best option. At least, we're pretty sure it was our best option. Buying a used vehicle wouldn't have cost us any less in the long run and provided we both remain employed (which we're both planning on) then it should all work out.
Hopefully this means things are on an upswing for us and we won't have anymore ridiculously expensive issues related to our cars, home, health, or anything else. I don't know if I can take anymore stress (well, I'm sure I *could* but I can guarantee that no one would want to spend any time around me).
So, to kick off this upswing I thought I'd list a few things that have gone well, as planned, or even better than expected in the past month or so.
1. The pregnancy is progressing well and both baby & I are healthy
2. Penelope is healthy, eats well, sleeps well, and is generally a super happy toddler
3. Other than a few days of a stomach bug, Bryan is healthy - three cheers for a healthy family!
4. I have a 4.0 in Grad School
5. The side door no longer leaks when it rains
The list is small, but it will grow! It could also be that I'm drawing a total blank right now... the most important items are 1-3.
We also have wonderful family and friends who have really helped lift our spirits the last couple of days. We'd like to mention my parents here and give them a public "THANK YOU!" for letting us borrow their truck to get to work, tow the Prius, and for watching Penelope when we needed it so we could get things taken care of. It would have been an even more miserable 4 days without them and their help! So thank you thank you thank you mom & dad! (And Nic who picked us up at 1am and helped Bryan tow the Prius). THANKS so much!!!
Alright, we need to get some sleep - tomorrow is going to be another busy day!
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