Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's a Truck Thing

The car we lost, an Expedition, took us about six months to find.  Yes, we can be picky - but we weren't in a hurry to buy either, so we could afford to be picky.  In the end hubby flew out to Kentucky to pick it up and drive it home.  I have a sister and her family out there, so it cost us the plane ticket and the gas to get home.  And hubby got a nice adventure. . .he gets "itchy feet" now and then, so it was a good for him to be out.

I'm not a fan of car shopping - I'm pretty sure that's evident if you read here at all.  Hubby loves the process and I say, more power to him.  When we lost the Expedition, we lost our vehicle that not only fit the whole family, but our source for towing our boat.  We went through all our options for replacing the Expedition.  In the end we opted for getting two cars, since we rarely all travel together these days and we have another driver coming up by year's end.  Several factors made sense for getting a truck, plus it's something hubby's been wanting since he sold his high school truck back however many years it's been now - So, a long time.

We tried to find my car first, but if you read Tuesday's post, you know that wasn't going to be possible.  Turns out hubby found his car first; and man is he happy.  Can you say kid on Christmas morning?  He's been heard saying things like, "heaven" and "buried in it" while driving around town. . .so yeah he's a happy camper.  He's giddy (don't tell him I called him "giddy" though.  I mean he's driving a truck now - there's no giddy.)

Was the truck here in truck/SUV-lovin' Colorado?  Heck no.  This puppy was out in Vegas.  Hubby left last week on a one day trip.  Flew out early one morning, made his deal and drove home the same day.  Insane?  You bet.  Crazy?  No doubt.  Adventure?  To be sure.  And he loved every minute of it.

So now the males in my family are happy, happy.  The 5 y.o. loves it, but doesn't understand why we peeled off the Batman stickers that covered the Ford emblems (yeah. . .I don't know.)  The 13 y.o. keeps his look, as usual, insanely bored, but you can tell he likes it.  This was the truck the 15 y.o. voted for (there were several being considered) - for the Batman stickers.  I don't get it.  It's a truck.  I'd say it's a guy thing, but even my 17 y.o. daughter wants the truck, she'd actually like one for herself.  Must be an in-the-blood-thing.

If things go hubby's way, he'll be off on another adventure to pick up a car for me.

Happy Thursday,


Donna Nuce said...

A man and his truck -- just like a boy with his toys. LOL So glad hubby is enjoying his truck. Hope you find your car soon.

wendipooh13 said...

guys and their trucks!!!!! looks great.. and i HATE car shopping too!!!

Lori said...


Oh, yes, he is most definitely enjoying his truck, LOL. He's too funny.

Lori said...


So it's not just me that doesn't get the whole truck-thing. Good. :)