Monday, July 28, 2008

Can't sleep

Last night I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep, but my mind just kept going. One of the many things going through my head was, for no particular reason, how many cars we have had since we got married. Lets see if I can remember them all.

Just before we started dating I went out and bought an 1999 Infinity G20, I had wanted one for a while. I thought it would be a good car if I happened to meet the right guy and start a fam. The car I was driving before that was my college car my 89 red Mustang convertible, fun car but not for a family and it was getting up there on the miles. Before that was my very first car my 84 Accord, great little car. I ran it right out.

Ok so when we got married Eric had a newer Accord, but with a new (to us) house and a lot of fixing up to do. He thought he needed a truck so he bought a used Chevy truck and sold the Accord. Well shortly after that Mya was on her way then soon Ellie too so Eric didn't think my G20 was big enough so we went out on Christmas eve and bought us a brand new 05 Honda Pilot. That was a good suv. Well for some reason Eric decided to sell his truck and go back to a car so what did he buy but another Accord this one a few years old. Then his sister was going to buy a new car so he also bought he Cavalier off of her. Then we decided to sell our house and see where life took us, so we moved in with my mom somewhere in there he sold he accord and decided to but what, but another truck this time he got a cute little used Toyota Tacoma. Then some point around now we purchased or first van a Honda Odyssey, also used. Then he sold the Tacoma. We were in the process of building our house and decided to sell the Pilot, to free up some cash. then went the Caviler. Then came the Mazda Protege5 Which I think was his longest keep at just under two years along with the van. Next was the selling of the Protege then we bought our new but used as well Odyssey. So with two mini vans we were quite the family. Eric thought he would keep the van and drive it around that didn't last but a couple months then he saw a great deal on a new, yes new this time Subaru Legacy. I tried to talk him out of it but I guess I'm a push over. I think I got them all in there. Is this unusual, or are there others out there like him?

8 comments:

Fuchs Family said...

We are the same way. I think Paul trades in his trucks every year. I don't know what it is, but we can't keep anything for longer than two years! Oh well, keeps things interesting!

janana said...

I just counted them up 12 total in just over 5 years. it does keep it interesting.

Candace Kay said...

Holy crap! That is a lot of vehicles...Kyle used to trade his in about every 2 years but we have actually had his Duramax for 3 years and my Tahoe for a little over 2 years and we have no plans to trade them in. (I don't think) But he does buy a lot of old work trucks that end up just sitting in the yard. We presently have 2 that he NEVER drives and he wants to buy a little S10 truck for gas mileage. That would actually be a smart move Deisel is rediculous!!! Is Mya doing pre school again? What about Ellie? Love ya babe and I hope to see you soon

ellisboys said...

it just gives you something to keep track of because we all know you have nothing to do!! ha ha, don't you wish sometimes!

Wood Family said...

That is funny! It must be a guy thing. We seem to buy used and/or sell about every couple of years. I think this is "normal." Whatever that is right?

Whenever you can't sleep...count cars, not sheep.

The Peterson Family said...

Must be a guy thing! Nate would love it if I would let him get a new truck every few years. No thanks! I want to be car payment free. That's why I drive what I drive! But it is kind of wearing on me and sometimes I want a new car really really bad! But I think we will stick with what we have for a while longer!

janana said...

Oh and I forgot to add in the scooter he had for a few months last summer(wish we had that back with gas prices). I think he gets some of it from his Dad, his Dad right now has 3 trucks and 2 cars thats not including his Moms car. Next time I'll list all the cars he had before we met, that's pertty impressive too.

Eagar Five said...

Wow, I think your all crazy! The thought & headache alone of buying then selling a million times is enough for me just not do it; Besides there is something to be said about keeping the car you dated your spouse in, theres a lot of memories there. Anyway, I would rather the money go toward my kids, house, BILLS!, etc then a new set of wheels. But then you may think I'm crazy!