Not yet anyway, but within the next few (maybe 6) months we'll need a new vehicle. We have been a one car family for 4.5 of our 5 years of marriage. It feels good. But, the time has come to re-enter the world of being a 2 car family. When Marcus gets a job, it'll just be essential. So, we're going the minivan route because, after all, our family isn't getting any smaller. I started looking around today, and holy cow am I overwhelmed. I know what I want but that is far different from what we need. So, I have been conservative in my search, but still, I have no idea how to go about doing this.
In the meantime, I continue to job hunt for Marcus. I've put in about 10 hours going through websites and sending over to Marcus what he should apply for. We're a good team. I weed out job listings based on his qualifications and whatnot, and he either tosses it out (because I honestly just skim the job descriptions) or creates a cover letter and gets his resume and curriculum vitae sent out. Who knows what will happen. I'm assuming it'll take some time, but at least, for now, it feels good knowing that applications are being sent out. That's a huge step.
And so, to add to the stress of finding a job, we decide to look for a car that will hopefully last us a good 10 years. This may be harder than finding a job!