Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Final Decision on the Truck...I think...

...so Monday Matt got the steering column fixed which is what caused it to slip out of gears in the first place. Since the accident, his truck is "wobbly" in his words and he can't go over 45 which is a problem for a husband that has a need for speed! So he took it to the Ford place yesterday to see what they said and the guy said we'd never get what we put in it to fix it but we could probably get at least $2,000 maybe even $3,500 with the truck bed messed up plus with the insurance money to fix it then that would be an even bigger down payment than we expected AND we haven't even dipped into our savings yet!?! So the truck is back at the shop today to have the "wobble" fixed and then it'll go on the market and Matt and I will be carpooling until at least March (unless I break down and we tighten our spending before then).

Now, let me just tell you something...I have told him we should do this the ENTIRE time!!! Fix what we can to make it safe and drivable then sell it as is. Did he listen to me? No but when the Ford guy told him this then it was a GREAT idea!!! Seriously, this happens all the time...ALL THE TIME! I'll say something like, "Hey! I've heard this restaurant is good, we should try it out." Matt will ignore me or disagree then a couple days later Matt will say, "Hey! Rob at work said this restaurant is good-let's try it out!" Really? Really, did he? Because I'm pretty sure I said the same thing two days ago!!! Just because I don't know much about trucks or trees or hunting, doesn't mean I am totally clueless!!! He even does this on stuff that I'm definitely more knowledgable about for instance, where I work FT at, he works PT. I told him, "You'll get time and a half for working on New Year's Day." His response, "No, we don't. The guys told me so." Really? Really did they? Because I'm pretty sure that I supervise 50+ more part-time employees than they do and I have to approve their holiday pay! Then two weeks later, he comes home, "Hey! Melanie at work said we get time and a half for working New Year's Day." Insert eye roll here. Really?

5 comments :

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

They never listen when its our idea..it has to be someone elses! I get the same thing

fah said...

Husbands....they never listen do they?

Chelsea said...

Ugh, annoying. I always tell mine, "Hey, be my friend. We're on the same team, remember?"

My husband and I carpool to work. We have two cars but one is crappy. Plus this saves gas. We really enjoy it.

Cecilia said...

Well, this makes me feel a little better knowing my hubby isn't the only guy that does this. It drives me nuts! What? You think because I'm a chick, I'm not as smart as you?? Makes me want to punch him. And I usually do.

Angie said...

girl, I hear ya - aaron never listens to me, my dad never listens to my mom, I really do think it's a guy being macho thing. Ugggg, one of their worst traits!