Insomnia is kicking my ass, so I guess I'll make another update.
I got a pretty nice car for $1800. The body's in good shape, it runs well, the electronics need a bit of work (I have to play with 2 different switches to get a turn signal to work), but overall not a bad deal. It's also a 4 cylinder, which will save me some money in gas. Where it hurts is that I spent everything I had on it. As soon as I thought, "Oh, it didn't cost as much as I expected. Awesome!", I got to go buy tags and insurance. Ouch. Registration and title transfer came out to over $400 WITH me lying about what I paid for the car.
I go back to work tomo.. in a few hours. I won't see the money for 2 weeks. I have some computer parts listed for sale, but they aren't really in demand. Maybe I can list my camera and iPod too as my phone kind of makes them unnecessary. Everything has just lost so much value I haven't bothered. I need to start working my tail off again to bring myself back up, but seeing 2 years of saving and being notoriously cheap go up in flames...I'm not super motivated. I've been living in a very uncomfortable situation so that I WOULDN'T be living paycheck to paycheck, but that's where I am again. I used more than 30% of my credit, but I paid it back before it was due. I had to take out a large personal loan, but I paid it back in full tonight.
I'm left with $68.41 to my name. And a nicer car. I feel like this is the second time I've had to start my adult life over again from square one. There were things I wanted, goals I had,... I worked so damn hard, and I have nothing to show for it except that I'm not in debt. It's pretty depressing.
5 years, 2 months ago
30 Aug 2013 08:24 CEST