I tried to apply for a car loan the week after Tim left for Texas back in February. First I tried the car dealership and was just a bit more than extremely embarrassing, to say the least. At least I didn't know any of the people but unfortunately they all now knew me (and my lack of credit).
I went to the credit union where I belonged and tried again with even worse results. I left the lobby making a mental note to always use the drive through or ATM from now on.
The guy from the car dealership called me the next day with semi good news. If we could get our mortgage current thought he could swing me a loan.
Well, swing this! (I wanted to say)
Over the past five years we have gone from being almost six months behind on our mortgage to not only still making a payment every month but caught up to only being eight weeks behind. With bills still pouring in and both starting new jobs we managed the seemingly impossible (to us) and made four extra payments over the past year.
Let me tell ya folks, that ain't just whistlin' Dixie as us southern gals say. Besides that I had bought and paid for two other used vehicles trying to get us all back and forth. Tim left for Texas in one and until I bought the other either bummed or borrowed rides for months on end. The third car we'd bought for over six grand still didn't run and had to be towed home from the airport when broke down on me after driving it less than two weeks.
It's always better to be seen than viewed and have never been one someone forgets... whether it be good or bad.
Just make your mark in this world.
Try your best to be the type of person who brings a smile to someone's face when mentioned and make sure you deserve that smile.
All the rest is gravy, trust me.
Til next time and beyond,