While I was at breakfast and a movie with Liz last weekend, Ryan was at home waiting for a guy to come up from Fort Lauderdale to see his VW Ghia. In late 2008 or early 2009, Ryan bought a 1969 VW Karmann Ghia with the intent to convert it to an electric car. Over the years he removed the engine and fuel tank, added a motor, motor controller and batteries and finished the conversion. For a while he even drove it to and from work. It was a neat little car. But last summer he decided he really wanted another VW Bus instead and that he was going to sell the Ghia to buy a bus. Well – as most of you know, he bought the bus but he never sold the Ghia. The day finally came to say goodbye to the Ghia.
I’m a little sad about it leaving (and I know he’s sad), but getting the money from the Ghia meant that we could pay off one of our last two credit cards and now we’re FINALLY under $10k in credit card debt (yikes that’s still a lot!). So while I’m sad to say Goodbye Ghia, I’ll be thrilled when we can say Goodbye Debt and this was one necessary step! On a happy note: Ryan pulled my car into the garage just to see if it fit and guess what? It fits!!!
Now, it's too close to the bus and water heater to be practical - it took Ryan 3 times to get it tucked in there close enough to have room to get out and I would have to pull the car out of the garage to go do laundry. But it's still progress!