Saturday, October 08, 2011

Car-less in D.C. -- 11/114

K is looking at new car deals.

We cannot afford a car right now, but we're looking, just in case.

For the first time in our lives we had to abandon our car (340,000 miles Honda Civic) by the side of the road because it broke down. Luckily, we were just a few miles away from both my brother-in-law's house and my aunt's and BIL came to pick K and I up (our boys were with them).

Beside, we had just talked about auto mechanics with my aunt, whom we had just visited. We have already talked to the mechanic in question, who is going to come see the car tomorrow (maybe we could try to avoid towing if it's a belt or something).

Obviously, as luck (or lack thereof) would have it, we don't have AAA and our new insurance does NOT offer roadside assistance, :( ha ha ha! The good thing is that this mechanic is really good and my aunt has an extra car that she may be able to loan us, so we're not really stressed about going back home, etc.

We were hoping our "two crumbling Hondas" would last until next summer when we feel we may be in a better position financially to try and buy a new or newer car, but maybe we'll be forced to get a car earlier.

Sigh. Let's see what happens...

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