Another Major Purchase
I'm getting nervous with all the expenses since the mortgage and all, but I'm just trying to psyche myself up by putting things in perspective. Good thing my employer gave me that raise I was asking since gas prices are getting higher. I'm glad the week's over and surprisingly I already survived a week in my MS class. That program is making me nervous too, and honestly, I am intimidated by all the smart students in class who write so well and critically analyze every detail. I successfully participated and felt like I was having a debate with my professor since the threads just consisted of me and her, but the added pressure of meeting her post-grad expectations made me jittery even more.
Aside from the program and my sudden exhaustion from thinking too much about school, our moving and fears of the commute added to our dilemma. We still need to move some stuff and get rid of others. Then we have to clean up our old place. Then Al decided to buy a new vehicle to survive the commute in lieu of CalTrain. We were also scared that Al's van might breakdown anytime soon. I didn't have a problem since I still had my car. So we went to the SJ Flea Market to purchase a new car. We looked at the vehicles they were selling and the prices weren't bad at all, but sometimes the mileage can be high. Al instantly fell in love with the Land Rover, no question about it. But I was sort of rooting for the Expedition sine it was bigger and wider, although I had qualms about purchasing a Ford SUV since I had a bad experience with my former Ford Explorer. But I told Al whatever he wants he decides. And of course, he purchased the Land Rover (Discovery Series II). A Range Rover was his dream SUV but they didn't have any used ones. The one we purchased wasn't that new (a 2001) but they had lots of features. First it had leather seats with dark trims on the side (nice) and suede on the doors, 10 harmon kardon speakers, a heating system on the seat (yes, your butt can be hot, I wish the seats had a massager too, hehe), a 6 disc CD changer, cruise control, nice grill in front, nice 18" Pirelli tires, platform steps even at the back (very important, hehe, since I'm not that tall), low mileage, a nice dark green color (we were staying away from black but silver would've been nice though), compass navigation, hydrolics (haha, not that I need it), alarm and keyless entry (seems standard nowadays), can seat up to 7 people, adjustable arm rests (you can lock it into any position and angle you want), etc. I fell in love with it too!
A cell pic of the cool Land Rover.
Another cell pic of Al's new baby.