I did what I felt was best, and now I feel terrible!
So yesterday I was in my car to take my daughter to my parents and then I was gonna go to work. Well, I start my car it does all this sputtering and then it just quits and all of my lights on the dashboard come on. So, I had to call work and tell them that I would not be in. My boyfriend has a jeep and it is not inspected and not running well enough for me to take to work. It also has an insane amount of problems all the time. I have a 45 minute drive. Luckily I have AAA, because I had to have it towed to the shop. The mechanic said that the belt had broke, it needed a tune up, and I needed a new tie rod. He said I was looking at roughly $600. This is not the first time I have had to $500 into my car. My car is 11 years old, and I only paid $2000 for the car two years ago. It is paid for, but the moneuy I put into it, I could make a car payment on a new car. So I go home and I do up a budget. I go to the toyota dealership with my stepdad and I find a RAV4 that I fell in love with and is definitely well within what I can afford and it has a 3 year warranty and 3 years of free oil changes and inspections. So my stepdad does his thing and talks the guy into what we want, and I come home with a vehicle that we can depend on. I feel that this was what needed to happen. With the distance I have to drive and having a baby at home, we need at least one vehicle that we can depend on. That was the last straw yeterday. Luckily we were just in the driveway. I could not help but think, what if I was somewhere with my daughter and was not close to home and my car just quit. My boyfriend is very unhappy with me because I made the decision without him. I understand his points, and I know it is wrong for me to think this way at the dealer yesterday, but we are not married and I know it is something that I can afford. I felt that I did not need his permission to do something that will make our lives better and less stress free. Now he is mad, and I totally understand why. I know I was in the wrong, but I was doing what I thought was best for my daughter and I, as well as my boyfriend. Sorry for the long post. I just had to get that off my chest. It has been bothering me that I did this to him.