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    Goodbye Green Machine!

    Well, after a few hours of loading it up on a B-train, my 2520 will all of its implements is heading further north to its new owner. I hope he gets as much enjoyment out of it as I did. My wife told me it was either the marriage or the tractor... Yes, I did actually pause and think about it.


    Farewell and goodbye, my friend!
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    That’s kind of a bummer. Maybe you should spend more time with her, always works for me when she says I am out in the shop too much. Somehow a little time with me goes a long way.
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    Very sorry to hear.
    With luck she will not find another thing you love that needs weighed against the loss of her affection.
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    So what are you going to do without a tractor?
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    sorry to hear about ur tractor loss. never a good thing when ya gotta make a choice like that.

    i ran into a situation like that with my own big truck many, many yrs ago. she told me if i came home with a newer big truck, she was leaving then. that was after 17 yrs of married, i tucked my tail between my legs and headed home with the old one.

    i feel for ya. its gonna be 40 yrs now this coming summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herminator View Post
    That’s kind of a bummer. Maybe you should spend more time with her, always works for me when she says I am out in the shop too much. Somehow a little time with me goes a long way.



    She wants the payment gone (we had some big changes at work that affected my long-term outlook on paychecks) and she isn't very rational when it comes to money. I was well into the equity phase of payments, but she didn't see it that way.

    So I gave it away at basically a fire-sale price.
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    That hurts

    Quote Originally Posted by firemachine69 View Post
    She wants the payment gone (we had some big changes at work that affected my long-term outlook on paychecks) and she isn't very rational when it comes to money. I was well into the equity phase of payments, but she didn't see it that way.

    So I gave it away at basically a fire-sale price.
    Ouch- that really hurts. It's too bad she pressed you so hard to move it. When the dust settles and emotions are calm you might have a quiet discussion about how y'all would have been financially better off to wait for a buyer who would pay closer to market value.

    I do get her point about cash flow though. It's difficult to deal with bills coming in when you don't know if you have enough to pay them. It might be a good time to start a tractor fund so the next tractor you buy won't have as much or any financing. Even a few dollars a month helps and it could also be a comfort for her to know that a little could be available in case of a real emergency. I like listening to Dave Ramsey. He doesn't say anything new but it reinforces what we all know- it's better to be on the plus side of interest than the minus side. It's better to live below your means than above. Worries about money are toxic to relationships and being on the same page on solving money issues is better than going different directions. It's all easy to say, not so easy to do but he gives out some tough love to people who call in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    So what are you going to do without a tractor?
    Give her the shovel when any snow removal or digging is required. Sorry, guess that is why I was married twice......
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    I was very sad to see this. Money stuff can be very difficult, and at the end of the day, a payment is a payment. I hope things change for you soon so that you can get another tractor.
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    Sorry to hear that also.

    After I crashed my airplane (which the wife never liked) a few years ago, I ended up with a tractor. When she says something about getting rid of the tractor, I just mention that I saw a plane for sale. She's happy with the tractor.
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