Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy 5 Year Anniversary of.....

....having only 1 car!! Five years ago today we hopped in our friend Anne's jeep (that she was kind enough to lend us since we were carless) and drove to the Saturn dealership and stupidly leased a brand new Saturn Vue. We had just gotten married, returned from our honeymoon, and I had moved across the country. Tom sold his jeep right before he moved to Birmingham and we didn't think my 1996 Ford Contour would survive the drive from Philadelphia. Leasing a car was probably the dumbest financial move we have made as a couple, but fortunately we've learned and grown since then.

Last year we were able to buy our car when the lease was up and thankfully we have not needed to buy another vehicle. I feel like living 5 years with only one car is going to be one of those things that we tell our kids about whenever they complain that they don't have their own car. We've certainly been fortunate in the fact that our work locations and schedules coincide so having only one car is an option. It's a little bit more of a challenge now that I work in the suburbs 2 days a week but thank goodness for public transportation!

Thanks for hanging in there's to another 5 years!!

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