I'll get to the sewing later today. Promise. But first I need y'all's advice. You all give such great advice that I thought I'd ask.
My 12 year old Grand Caravan blew a fuel pump. It's in the 700 dollar range to replace it, given the whole taking out of the gas tank to get to it and all. Lovely. Did I mention, at any point this summer, that the A/C stopped working in the spring and would be astronomical to fix? Yeah. And that every three to six months I'm' pouring between 500 and a thousand dollars into repairs on this thing? Our reasoning has been that, so far, repairs and maintenance are cheaper than a car payment, and we all fit in this thing. Just lately, to add insult to injury, the volume on the radio stopped working.
So last night I'm online looking at used minivans. Forever. Liking some of what I see, getting a little discouraged, wondering how many problems we'll buy for what we can afford (when I say "what we can afford", please take that very loosely). The Hunny came home and we talked about it a bit and he started talking about what's happening in our country right now financially. And with oil and gas. And whether or not it might be best to just fix the van we have. I almost started to cry. Because I can see the sense in what he's saying, but I don't like it. I like having air. And I'm thinking the heat doesn't work either. What does that mean about the defrost? It's starting to get a little chilly here.
So I'm just trawling for opinions. Anyone else go through this recently? Looking at it happening for you soon? Any advice is appreciated. I think we might be hitting the car lots tonight, just looking.
Until I write again ...