Chad and Nicole had been talking about buying another vehicle for at least a year. Chad had wanted to not have a car note and that’s one of the reasons he’d been taking as much out of town work as he could. They wanted a Jeep Grand Cherokee and he knew the new ones were over $50K but he was determined to work and save in order to get one.
Yesterday they decided NOW was the time or a new vehicle, and after the Chevy dealer aggravated him, they got on their phones and started looking to see what inventory was around for a Grand Cherokee. They found a used one – I think it’s three years old, sold by a dealer they’ve had a relationship with and a good friend of Chad’s had worked for them for several years (but no longer does) and he always had good things to say about them, and it came with a warranty. It fit their budget, was exactly what they’ve been wanting and that’s what they got.
It looks brand new . . inside and outside. I know that the size of the vehicle isn’t a guarantee of safety in an accident but I feel so much better with them driving that vs. the little car and I know it’s so much more comfortable.
Vince has said that he’d love to buy a car that’s about two years old instead of a new one but I’ve always squawked about that. Seeing how much Chad saved and how nice that car is, I told Vince I will no longer oppose at least looking at newer used vehicles when we’re ready to buy.
They’ve made it to Louisiana. I’m sure Addie has read at least one book to my uncle. I don’t know how or why but those two hit it off from day 1. Addie has always loved him and he loves her so much. It’s cute to watch the two of the together. He never had children and I never thought he’d be so attached to a little one but there’s definitely a connection between them. He comes to Branson once a year and Chad, Nicole and Addie go stay there for a few days, then they go see him at Spring Break.
I know they’ll have fun . . Chad will get to fish, Nicole will get to sit and read . . Addie will get to go for rides in my uncle’s old Volkswagon Beetle . . they’ll all have fun!
I’m so happy for them!