As he was getting the alignment done, he was reading the local auto advertisements and saw a the same style of truck (2 years older and with 100,000 more miles on it) for a price that was doable even though we would have to get a loan for part of it. We really need two vehicles because Michael's job is just far enough out of town to make it really difficult when the kids and I have to be somewhere during the week.
So we decided to bite the bullet. The good news is that because the styles are the same, we were able to switch over everything from our old truck to this "new" truck, including the lift kit, tires, cup holder, front bumper with winch and 4 inch exhaust. He's going to switch over the running boards next.
God blessed me again because he knows how much I love a red vehicle :) We hate to go into debt, but we praise God we were able to pay over half down in cash thanks to the emergency fund we had started as suggested by Dave Ramsey. It has been 12 years since we've had a loan on anything other than our house, but we really prayed about it and both had a peace. Getting it paid off as quickly as possible will be our focus. In the meantime, we are back to having two vehicles that the children can safely ride in.
Just had to share what God has done for us!