We, as a family, are on threshold of something very important. At a very critical juncture.
Am I being too dramatic 🤔 ?
We are actually buying a new car. It is a big investment for us. A major money matter for us.
Our dear decade old car was beginning to disappoint us at times. She had supported us a lot. Ridden us to mighty mountain peaks and hot blazing desert 🏜! After years and months of repair and service, she was showing signs of definite aging.
We had been mentally calculating our budgets, trimming out the indulgences, going through bare minimums to save for a better car, for almost a year now. As we have two young children, safety features were paramount for us.
We were first venturing into buying a seven seater for our infrequent needs to make the grandparents comfortable with us on long adventure filled journeys. Both of us feel, that it is imperative for grandkids to be around grand parents. But the costs and future maintenance costs were totally spiraling out of our budgets. Spending way too much on car seems to be counter productive with so many cab apps and zoom car options nowadays. So we narrowed it down to five seater with good engine horsepower and safety. For our basic needs, in and around the city.
After we enrolled ourselves to visiting and inspecting so many showrooms and tiring ourselves by the incessant test drives, my husband has finally zeroed in on one. I am at peace. It fits in our budget.
My husband did most of the planning, scheduled all test rides,watched YouTube videos of various cars and models and did a lot of research. It wouldn’t have been possible without his meticulous methods. We owe him a lot of credit. I would just lose grasp of the thing after a couple of seconds and would excuse myself. This planning and deep discussion was just not my cup of tea. He has his friends as advisors, for such serious decisions and that works well for both of us.
But the problem started with delivery. Due to the ongoing war, there is de-escalation in growth of ? semi conductor chips! I am not sure, but something like that. And hence all deliveries were delayed by months and some even by half a year. We are still waiting for our new one!
After what happened to Cyrus Mistry, it is a moment of truth for all of us. Life is very fragile. He had the best car but you can just die anywhere anytime. That is probably why life should be spent in a more beautiful fulfilling way because every moment is precious.
Anticipation, excitement and exaltation! Isn’t this what life is all about.
I have a lot of patience and profound trust in God’s plan. Something great is coming up. Something that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
Happy Autumn to everyone.
Happy festive season to everyone!
Happy Navratri, Pongal and Durga Puja to all my Indian brothers and sisters.