Friday, July 20, 2007

Show and Tell Friday


Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

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Yesterday the old Taurus finally broke the camel's back so to speak. Every 6 months for the past 3 of the 6 years we have owned it we have had to do MAJOR repairs, so when my husband called me yesterday and told me that it would require another very costly repair which wouldn't even fix all that was wrong with it I was at the end of my rope. I asked him what he wanted to do. He said trade it in. Now I was dubious to say the least. I did not want a new car payment and I doubted very much that we would qualify for anything but an extremely high interest rate. But I bit my tongue and swallowed my pride and did the submission thing. (Why not follow my own advice right?) Well, the Lord blessed me for doing it. We got a very low APR 2.9% and after A-Plan (my dad works for Ford), trade and rebates we got close to $9,500 off the trucks price. The payments are still going to tax an already over-taxed budget, but they are manageable. Now we have a new Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew cab (we can all fit in the truck and we couldn't all fit in the Taurus). While the above is not an actual picture of it (it was very late when we got home and my husband drove it to work so I didn't have time to take a picture), it is the best I could do from the web. The truck is 2-toned Forest Green and Tan. My husband is happy, no more costly repairs, at least on the Taurus, and I did the submission thing which throughly please my husband.

24 comments:

Becky said...

Yay! Good for you Kim. Not only trusting your husband but ultimately trusting God.

And a new car/truck is always fun.

Lori B said...

OHH very nice. Enjoy your new vehicle.

Mama Russell said...

Good for you! Submission isn't always easy, but it surely pleases the Lord! I know it makes our husband's jobs easier, as well. Thank you for sharing!

Rose Mary said...

Nice truck! Enjoy it! I'm so glad that God always provides exactly what we need.

ellen b said...

Now that's one sweet truck. Enjoy!

jar said...

Very nice truck.

LBP said...

Congratulations! Our old 1989 pick up is about to give up the ghost! Enjoy!

jennifer said...

I love that you submitted.

I am sorry that you have had so many problems in the past with the vehicle and I pray all will be resolved now!

SAH said...

Enjoy! It's always so exciting to get a new vehicle. What fun!

Amanda said...

Ooo, green..I love green!

I hope you get to pay it off early! :)

Kelli said...

Good for you, Kim! What a wonderful blessing! Enjoy your new truck!
Kelli

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on the new truck! And well done for submitting instead of trying to talk him out of it.

Penless Thoughts said...

Good for you and congratulations. We had to bite the dust ourselves a week ago today and buy a new vehicle when our's died on a trip to Kansas City taking our grand kids to Worlds of Fun. But I love our NEW car and I know you'll love your NEW truck. God will meet our needs. Be sure and put up a real picture when you can.
Susan

Gina E. said...

Congratulations! We have had to do the same thing in two years. My hubby's car was his Dad's, and was 22 years old, costing heaps to keep it on the road, so that was traded in two years ago.
Mine was 23 years old last year, and again, needed major work done, so that was traded in on a three year old car which I just LOVE! Our mortgage has blown out to blazes but what the heck - it's only money.

Marci said...

I'm thrilled for you. We live on a farm and I am still praying for a truck. =)

Jennifer said...

How wonderful! I love the truck (I love any truck, it's something about riding up high on the rode!)

Isn't it wonderful how the Lord works everything out? Now you can have peace of mind when your husband is out on the road, hopefully no more repairs for a long long while!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend! (perhaps a ride in the new truck!)

Charree said...

Congratulations on a new vehicle. I am glad that God worked everything out for you!

Lallee said...

Enjoy your new truck. You will have the luxury of the warranty for a long time, and I believe God will supply what you need. My son just bought his first car on his own this morning~a somewhat scary thing for him, but he's very happy with his choice.

Jennifer said...

... just had to say that I giggled when I read your comment about stumping your toe as well! OUCH! I'm not laughing at you, just that this isn't the first time I've broken that stinkin' thing, and I have a feeling, like you, it certaily won't be the last!

Hope yours is feeling better today! (I still can't wear "real" shoes, eeks)

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the new vehicle :-) Don't you just love "new car smell"~

ancient one said...

Nice truck!

Lana G! said...

Nice Wheels and I like how you played the submission card!

Tami Boesiger said...

Way to go, Kim, and congratulations on the new truck.

Tiany said...

Woohoo! what a blessing indeed!