Wednesday, February 29, 2012

the newest member of our family

A long time ago (okay maybe two summers ago), I posted about my hatred for the van Andrew had purchased. The basic purpose of the full size van was to tow our boat around in the summer as well as supplies we needed for the home projects. At the time, we couldn't find a truck or SUV that was in good shape that we could afford, but thankfully now things have changed.

Last week, after a dinner out we stopped to look at a used truck in a lot near our house. After a quick pass around the body, a test drive and a quick examination we decided the truck was just what we were looking for if we could talk them down on the price. Its a 1998 Dodge Ram 4x4 with an extended cab. But the one down side, its a manual transmission which I have yet to learn how to drive.

I'm happy that we have a nice vehicle that is almost paid off thanks to a good tax return and the money from selling the van (which only took two days to get rid off all thanks to Craigslist). The truck has been all the excitement around here, I swear that Andrew talks about it in his sleep and will probably be the main topic around here for quite sometime!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Nice! I hardly drive Dave's truck and it's an automatic! It's just too big for me. Now our boys can take us to the county fair and go muddin'!