Not Murphy's Law

This was going to be a post about Murphy's Law.  About how you spend essentially 8 months saving up for a saddle, two months riding bareback because you can't afford to have two saddles at once, and then CLUNK CLUNK.  The world's most finicky clutch reminds you that you need to be an adult.

Luckily it only happened a mile from home, so I drove it home in entirely in 2nd gear, coasting through stopsigns.

The estimate from my usual car repair place was multiple thousands of dollars.  I considered myself lucky that it happened the week before the saddle purchase so that the saddle fund could pay for the car repair.  I approached it with a very level head and immediately started looking at used saddles in a very different price range.

Then the husband of the year stepped in, found a place that would do it for less than half of the first place, and offered to pay for the car repair.  I do not even know what to say.  Say what you will about his complete lack of interest in attending horse shows or going to the barn, he really does support my hobby, just not in the usual ways.

So the saddle is still on.  Since I know that's his new gun fund money (he does indoor target shooting), I offered to repay him in a couple of months because I feel guilty for all of the sacrifices he makes financially and otherwise so that I can pursue this hobby, even though he's never directly spent a dime on Connor.  He doesn't expect me to do that, but he shouldn't have to give up an upgrade to his hobby so that I can get mine.

One bonus?  He's working from home this week, so I get to drive his Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec until mine is fixed:

So fast.  I am going to get a speeding ticket in this.

One problem?  This is definitely not a barn car...and has a black interior...I'm practically changing my entire outfit before I get in it.

One more week...one more week...

17 comments:

  1. I swear, cars are even better than horses at knowing when you have the budget allllllmost sorted out... What a sweet move by your husband!

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  2. Ah, wish you were closer. My brother is a honda mechanic and saves us a ton of money since we don't pay labor. He has saved me big time since my car has had so many issues. So glad you still can get your saddle.

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    1. Yeah, that would have saved like $500! I guess Fits are especially hard to get to the transmission in, so most of the cost is labor.

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  3. What a star! Your hubby, not the car. ; ) It's so great that you still get your saddle, and whew! That's a nice car to drive too!

    We actually ended up selling my Mister's beloved Subaru WRX Sportsclub because as our family grew, but with the horse and the dog and just one car... It wasn't practical. But it was very sad even though our new Nissan X-Trail does have a larger boot (er, trunk?).

    bonita of A Riding Habit

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    1. Oh, my husband would LOVE to own a WRX. That's a bummer that you had to sell it!

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  4. Yah! I'm so glad that your husband was able (and willing) to help. I can't wait to hear about how much you love your new saddle.

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  5. KEEPER! That is one of the BEST things about being married... always having someone who's got your back!

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  6. :-) What a guy. Really and truly. I don't know why big money horrible things always happen before a long-planned purchase, but that is how it goes. Glad you're finding a way around it.

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  7. that's SO generous and considerate of your husband! glad you were able to work it out, i would have been so sad if your saddle purchase was derailed!!! lol

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  8. Best husband ever!!! So nice and I'm really glad y'all worked everything out :)

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  9. Awwww what a great guy!!!! PS I think we have some similarities in the husband department: mine also does does the gun thing (hand guns mostly, he loves his glock) and drools over WRXs lol

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  10. Haha nice Car, and yay for your hubby :D

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