Friday, 12 July 2013

Not A Frugal Friday

Well, what a day... you know when sometimes, things just don't go to plan?
I decided recently, that it was time to change my car. I don't do this lightly, but a reliable and economical car is needed for my commute.
I briefly thought about making this journey by public transport, but found out that not only would it take 4 hours a day (instead of 2 by car), but would also cost more than the current cost of fuel!

Much research and debate has taken place, concerning what new (to me) car I should go for.
I carefully decided on a budget, allowing for extra insurance, cancellation of old policy, cost of collection, etc.

This morning we found one that seemed to tick all the boxes. The only thing left to do was go and see it and check it was as described.
The car was located 42 miles away - well that's not too bad. We set off, but quickly hit some awful traffic, so it turned into a very long journey.

As we were indicating to turn onto the road where the car was, I saw the car driving out. Yep, the guy had sold it 5 minutes before we arrived.
A wasted day, wasted money on petrol, a very long trip and it was hot!
Not the worst thing in the world to happen, but so frustrating. Please keep your fingers crossed that I find something soon.


  1. I believe in fate and I think it wasnt meant to be yours! Something else will come along for you!

    1. Thanks, that's what I've been telling myself! Still looking :-)

  2. oh dear ... well maybe it was a reck realy!! Better luck soon x

  3. Diane, Could almost have called on you on way home - it was the far side of Biddulph.