Friday, March 14, 2008
This is Getting Ridiculous
Jared and I sold another car. Our 1992 Toyota Camry wagon. I know what you're thinking. "Didn't they just buy that car?" The answer would be yes.
A little background for you. In the 4 1/2 years we have been married, we have owned a total of...drum roll please...SEVENTEEN CARS.
(This number does not include the Chinook camper we co-owned with Jared's oldest brother or the Ford Explorer we recently sold but never had our name put on the title.)
So, for those of you who don't already know this about Jared and I, let me do some explaining. When we first got married, we agreed we would only buy cars we could pay cash for. We didn't want a car payment. Our plan? Buy older cars from private owners who are motivated to sell. This plan not only gives Jared the opportunity to utilize his killer negotiating skills, but it also gets us a lot of good deals on cars. Then, we try to sell before we have to do any major repairs (which for older cars is usually within a year.) This buying and selling strategy, coupled with the fact that car shopping for deals is a hobby of Jared's and making a profit (of any kind) is a hobby of mine, has made us the proud owners of 17 cars in less than five years.
But really, seventeen cars? I know, I know. It is getting ridiculous and it's not something I am proud of. In fact it can be a little embarrassing at times. Hence the reason I felt I needed to do some explaining before anyone sees me driving a different car. So when you see me and think "Is that a new car? Didn't they just buy that other car?" You will already know the answer. Yes, we did just buy that other car and now I'm driving a different one. You will also know the reasoning behind it. Jared found a deal on Craigslist and Kim is greedy and wanted to make a profit. What can I say? It's just how we roll.