Monthly Archives: February 2016


Praise the Lord! We seemed to have found the problem.

On Friday, my hubby bought air filters for both the van and our truck. He checked the one in the van and it was still clean so he didn’t replace it. Well it turns out when he did that, he didn’t hook a hose back up to the air filter compartment. he hooked it back up today and it seems to be running fine now.

Thanks everyone for your encouragement. So thankful that our emergency fund was able to go untouched….at least for now.

We’ve got a close friend who has no objections whatsoever to

financing anything (he’s not a LS fan and I’ve written about our, ahem, differences of opinion before). He just went through an interesting car-buying experience that you might find helpful. He commutes about an hour to work every day, and he wanted to replace his aging Toyota Corolla. It’s been very reliable but in his eye it was getting a tad old. Even though he has no philosophical objections to financing, he did NOT like the idea of buying a new car because of the issue with loss of value as soon as the car is driven off the showroom floor. So in that, we were/are in complete agreement. So he’s been shopping for some “gently used” vehicles, and was very close to buying a 2012 Ford Fusion. Yet he announced yesterday that he is the new owner of a brand new Hyundai Sonata. The reason? Their new price was actually better than most of the used car prices he’s been seeing.

So without getting into the topic of whether or not you should finance, just be aware that apparently Hyundai Sonatas are being marketed right now for relatively low prices. And apparently their mileage is at least as good as his trusty old Corolla. Not sure if that’s what you had in mind, but that was his shopping experience within the last 24 hrs.