I don't often post about Charlie on the blog, I post about the family, yes, but not really just about him, unless it's our anniversary. I've actually debated all day posting but have decided, why not, he may kill me, but whatever.
In March, when I lost my job and we were trying to get a mortgage, we also needed a new car. Charlie's lease was up on his Accord and we needed to find something quick. Now, if you have been through the mortgage process, you can't do anything, because you don't want your credit to be run 100 times and plus we were down to one income so we really needed to be careful. So, Charlie took one for the team. He bought a car for a little more then a $1 (kidding, seriously), and over 120,000 miles. He figured it was the best thing to do for our family. It had dents and bumper stickers galore but he drove it. We made fun of it, but it was what needed to be done.
Like all things with Charlie, he thinks it out and does the logical thing. I mean someone in this family has too and thank goodness he does. I can't tell you how many times he has taken the high road, or not gotten stuff for himself so the rest of us can live a little easier. He works hard and deserves everything but he is always one to put others first.
Okay, back to the car. It came up in conversation the other week that it was time for him to get a car and that he would probably just get something small to get him to and from work. Then he asked me about a pick up truck and I said get WHATEVER, YOU WANT. I said for as long as I have known you, you have always wanted a Jeep, so just get one. We have the van, we don't need another sedan, get something you actually want, not something practical and for the family. In true Charlie fashion he debated and debated and then said to me, I'm going to do it, and he did.
He took me to the dealership because he was afraid he might back out and not get one. It was a long afternoon but we came home in something he really wanted, not something he had to get. The kids were beyond excited and Henry said it was the best new car ever! We drove them around with the top off and the windows out and seriously, the giggles from the back seat were so great to hear. I think that helped Charlie with his out of the box decision.
Should we have gotten another four door sedan, sure, but this is way more fun and I'm glad Charlie got what HE WANTED.