Coming to Terms with my Husbands Purchase

My husband is in a Fantasy Football League every year. He usually does fairly well, but this year he and his partner came in first. Which is great since they won a good sum of money to split between the two of them. So I was pretty excited until he announced that he was purchasing a motorcycle with the money.

So, just to back track a little – my husband owned a motorcycle when we first met. He ended up selling it while we were dating since I really didn’t like it and he no longer rode it. Since then, he has really missed having a motorcycle. I knew he missed it, but I guess didn’t realize quite how much!

So, he told me of his plans, and to be honest, I was not happy. Since not only are we not in a good place financially, but he is a husband and a father and a motorcycle puts him a greater risk. His outlook is quite different then mine, he is a part-time firefighter/paramedic so he sees himself at risk every time he goes to work. Plus, he is a very cautious and considerate motorcycle driver. He does not go on expressways, only stays on side streets, never speeds and does wear a helmet.

So, he bought his motorcycle – a late 70’s Yamaha Special 750. One of the guys who helped him go pick it up referred to it as an antique. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad!

At the time he purchased this motorcycle, it needed some work done on it. He wanted to be able to work on it too, he said something to tinker with. This was another point of confusion for me since we have so many things to get done around the house that we haven’t had time to get done since he works so much.

We ended up having a really, really nice conversation regarding his motorcycle – and although I still don’t love the idea, I have been able to come to terms with it. This was very important, not only for my sanity but also for our marriage. He has not made the motorcycle a priority – he gets done what he needs to around the house and only works on the motorcycle if the kids are outside and there is nothing else that needs to be done outside.

So far he has cleaned out the carburetor, so now it starts! He is actually very proud of himself since he looked at a lot of information on-line on how to do that. He said he took it apart and put it back together and didn’t have any extra parts left over. lol So, in the end, it really is just something that is also making him feel a sense of accomplishment also.

 
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A Mommy blogger who loves working from home while raising her 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old boy/girl twins with her husband. I have a passion for learning and enjoy anything having to do with the technical side of blogging. I am also always working on self-improvement and being the best mom I can to my children. I am also a bit of a coffee addict! ❤

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  1. Debi Stangeland says

    So how did you come to terms with this purchase? My brother just crashed his motorcycle(experienced rider), broke his foot (wears a helmet), got an incredibly nasty case of road rash (on a side road) and  really tore up his bike (he’s an EMT).  While I like your justifications for him riding they really have no bearing on what can happen in a split second.  And it’s usually the other driver that makes the mistake or doesn’t see the one we love.  I’m just glad my brother is still alive.  Enjoy the bike!

    • Ugh, I’m so sorry about your brother – praise God that it wasn’t worse.  Hmm, your brother seems to have a lot of similarities as my husbands “justifications”. I am still very worried, but I just can’t dwell on it right now.  When I was, I felt like I was being short with the kids and that you could just feel the tension between my husband and I.  I am sure the heat will rise again when he actually rides it, which he hasn’t as of yet since it needs more work on it which costs money – this is not a priority financially.  I just pray daily for guidance on this particular situation.  A co-worker of my sister’s was killed on a motorcycle, pulling out of a gas station.  The fact that they have NO protection and are difficult to see are all things I have brought up.

  2. Asiamilone says

    I say good for you for coming to terms with it. We can live everyday wondering what if we get hurt what if what if what if. It’s a old hobby thats new again. I probably would have been mad too in the beginning but I had happen to come across a little extra (fun) money I sure wouldn’t be paying bills with it. I’d be buying something for my self. 🙂 Purge through your house have a yard sale and buy yourself something you’ve always wanted. I just consigned a bunch of old clothes I didn’t wear I made $185 hello Botox Ive wanted! Good luck!

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