The title for my 2001 Ford Expedition arrived in today’s mail, following my making of the final payment two weeks ago. Woohoo!
I bought the car during interesting times, at the beginning of October, 2001, when uncertainty was thick in the air. I needed the car in the first place, but it made me feel good to inject some cash into the market in those days following 9/11. It was like saying, “Screw you!” to the terrorists. “I’m going to keep doing what I want to do.”
But then, I like to think dramatically about the things I do.
It’s been a good car. I bought it because it had enough legroom for me (I’m a tall guy), not because I really needed an SUV. But I like to drive it, and now that we have Sophie, it’s extra helpful. Lots of room for the stroller, the baby, and a bunch of luggage or groceries.
I don’t expect to replace it for many years to come. Having that extra money available each month is going to help the budget.