Yesterday, hit another first for my mom. My dad pretty much was the head of the household. He worked, payed the bills, made most of the major decisions, and bought the new cars. Well, after 72 years we were forced to take my mom into a car dealership. My mom was in a car accident a couple weeks ago. Thank God she came out fine. Her car, which was another memory of my dad, was totaled. She had hoped to keep it the rest of her driving life. Of course, that did not happen!
I have purchased many cars, so dealerships and spending money were not new to me. I actually enjoy it. Sometimes I think I could be a salesman with no problem. I love people and chatting! It was a bit of an overwhelming experience for my mom. She thought it would easy and painless. She thought cars were free. She always drove luxury and she just thought every car was like that, but came to find out not everything is included. It was so funny watching her as she asked for the color, the luxuries, price, etc. Well, I felt like we spent the night there, but in the end my Mom purchased her own car for the first time in 72 years. Wow, what an accomplishment!