|milestones in spousal consumerism
||[May. 29th, 2006|10:27 pm]
joey and i bought our first house on april 14, 2006.|
we bought our first car on may 27, 2006.
we haven't had to make a payment yet on the house, and since we put our downpayment for the element on my credit card, we haven't paid anything for it yet, and our first payment isn't due until july (although, of course, we will pay off the credit card in full before then, so that does count for something). the car-buying experience really surprised me--during negotiations over financing, they never really wanted to talk about interest rates or total cost (no matter how many times we asked!), just about monthly payments, and if one monthly payment was too high, we were more than welcome to pay a little bit less per month for many more months. unlike with the house-buying experience, there was no review to see whether or not we were really capable of handling one monthly payment or another--it was our responsibility to know our budget's limitations. it's easy to see how people can get into trouble with credit.
on a lighter note, we'll be having a housewarming party on saturday, june 3rd, from 4pm-until. if you are going to be within a hundred mile radius of pensacola, we'll be expecting you!
also, plans are in the works for a drive up to north carolina (gastonia) the weekend of june 10th for my cousin's wedding. we hope to swing through sylva to pick up some things from storage--if you live around our driving path and have any desire to see either our new car or our slightly-less-new daughter, drop me a line!