Today we bought Dr. Mad Scientist a new-to-us car today.
A 2002 Mazda Protege. He drove a 1996 Protege until the August before last, when it succumbed to catalytic converter failure. That's when we bought my Momzda SUV and he started driving the Buick he just wrecked.
We only paid $1800 out of pocket for this car, the rest was what the insurance gave us for the Buick.
So that's one thing off my plate. We had originally thought of renting a car while we looked for a car by I'm glad we didn't. It was stressful getting up early to drive him to work and busting ass every night to pick up the youngest 66%, but it was only $50 to keep the kids later at daycare and an extra tank of gas driving around more. You can't rent a car that for $100 a week.
I didn't get a picture of the new car yet, but on the way to the dealer, we saw this at a little scruffy repair shop. It kind of cracks me up that the NYPD comes over to Jersey to maintain its vehicles (there were also two squad cars there too).
Labels: Family, New Jersey