Yea. So, the vacation I had was not just about fun and beach and yummmmmy food and unwinding and more beach and everything. It was also lectures on and admonitions for not saving money…and being callously spendthrift 😀
Ok…I must give my poor dear in-laws their due: they were real darlings about it 😀 😉
There. Now, that done, let me tell you, we had long siesta-turned-discussion stretches on how to save money. Hehe. Apparently, all the while, they’d thought I’m careful with that thing. Turned out, money leaves me more quickly than it does the husband 😀
Anyways, after we shot down suggestions of buying a house now, we settled on the topic of cars! All this while, instead of even thinking of buying one, we’d been shamelessly cruising around on the Matiz which the dad-in-law gave us when they moved from Kochi to Chennai for a year and half. That year and half is over, and he’s retiring end of this month. So, the Matiz has been called back for duty at Kochi.
At the cost of gifting us the down-payment for a new one 😀 😀 😀 So, we happily said yes to “investing” in a car.
The husband had multiple options in mind. Ford Figo; Hyundai i10 and 20; Chevrolet Beat; Maruthi Swift.
I was hell-bent on a Maruthi Swift. Both set of parents said it looks like a frog. But well, who cares 😀
The dad-in-law suggested the Ford Figo; my dad agreed too. The common hatred of the Swift bound them both closer than fevicol ever could! 😀
The brother said “Never ford or chevvy; high maintenance”.
Finally, the husband and I struck a deal: I get to choose the car; he gets to choose the colour. [Yea. The husband swore never to buy a car unles it’s a black one! Sigh! Bowled over my complaints of it getting heated up, saying there’s auto climate control these days :D; so then the other option was to let me choose the car.] So well, it was decided we’re buying a black swift. 😀
Many test drives, comparisons, features, costs, EMIs, loan providers, opinions, likes and dont-likes, and colour-arguments later, we dumped all these options. There was one more babe in town.
We went. We saw. We fell (in love). With tuscan wine .
And the opinion was unanimous. Only the colour was a problem. But when the wife likes tuscan wine, the husband can’t whine! 😉 😛 😀
She’ll be home in 3 weeks! 🙂
The tuscan wine punto.