Blog posts without photos are boring, right? This blog post will have no photo and when you finish reading it .. you will understand why there are no photos.
Vince is vehicle challenged. The challenge comes when it’s time to get rid of them. He cannot get rid of a vehicle. The last two vehicles we got rid of were donated to charity (and probably sold for junk metal!).
I’ve been telling Vince that we need a full size pickup. We have a 2007 Toyota Highlander that’s our “new” car, the one we use for trips. We have a 2001 Honda CRV that is Vince’s work/run around town vehicle, and we have a 1996 Chevy S-10 . . a little bitty worthless pickup! It was fine for city use . . a while back . . but it’s getting kinda old . . it’s too small for the things we do now and . . it’s just time for a new pickup! Three vehicles for two drivers means we’re not getting anything until we get rid of something and since we can’t get rid of anything . . we have this big dilemma about needing a full size pickup.
We’ve been discussing pickups for a while. Major expenditures don’t happen quickly around here. We’ve gone and looked at new pickups a couple of times. Our friends who are coming to visit .. he works for Ford and I was hoping he could talk Vince into buying a new pickup while he’s here.
At lunch today, we had this conversation.
Vince: Oh, you’re finally getting your pickup.
Vince: Yes, this guy at work has a pickup and I’ve been trying to talk him into selling it and he decided he would sell it.
Me: Is it a Ford?
Vince: Hmm . . it’s either a Ford or a Chevy.
(At this point, I’m getting concerned.)
Me: What year is it?
Vince: I’m not sure.
Me: What color is it?
Vince: Cream . . might have been tan at one time but it’s almost white now.
(I’m getting more concerned!)
Me: How much are you paying?
Vince: A little more than he could get selling it for scrap
Me: Does it run?
Vince: Probably not now . . it’s too cold. He said it probably wouldn’t start.
(Did you know some vehicles don’t run when it’s cold? I guess we’re betting a summer vehicle . . like some folks get summer homes!)
Me: OK . . so it’s a summer only truck. Is it air conditioned.
Vince: Yes, and the tires are good!
Me: Can we get it painted?
Vince: No! I’m not spending any money on it.
Me: Oh, so we’re getting a yard ornament?
All of our other vehicles need tires .. not because the tires have too many miles on them but because they’re just old. The Highlander is 6-1/2 years old with just a little over 30,000 miles. The tires look brand new but I’m going to replace them before the next trip to MO. The Honda needs tires but we never drive it and the S-10 has the last tires on it that we took off the Honda because the new tires we had put on it were for an off road vehicle and were way too noisy.
Seriously, I’ve been wanting a pickup with a carburetor . . something with no electronics on it and this is the vehicle Vince is getting for me. But, don’t expect to see me driving it! 🙂
So . . I don’t know what year it is. I don’t know what color it is. I don’t know if it’s a Ford or a Chevy. Heck, I don’t even know if it has an automatic transmission or not. And, it sounds like I won’t get to see it til it gets warmer! 🙂
But, think about it: Vince doesn’t want to buy a new pickup. He knows we’re never going to pay insurance on 5 vehicles. He isn’t going to get rid of anything we currently have so it made perfect sense to him to buy this old pickup. For a small price, it will give him a very good excuse not to buy a new pickup.