Friday, July 24, 2015

Truck hunting

Truck hunting was a little depressing today. It seems most of the places I looked were quite fond of their used trucks. In fact, I could buy a new truck for what some of them wanted for a 5 year-old-truck.

I had not made payments on my old truck in 10 years and making payments is something I do not cherish.

I came home hot and tired. Jilda made me a glass of ice tea and I was cooling my brow when I decided to see what I could find on Craigslist. As it turns out, a dealership up near Berkeley Bob's Coffee House has a truck exactly like my old truck. When I checked the mileage and price, the truck had 80,000 fewer miles and was less that $200 more than my settlement check.

Jilda and I are going up tomorrow to check it out. If it looks as good as the pictures, I'll drive that baby home.

I'll say a little truck prayer tonight.


  1. I'm pretty sure you meant "not" making payments is something you cherish...and Amen to that.

    Hope that newer old truck works out.

    1. Yikes!!!! You are correct Joel. I fixed that error. Thanks.

  2. Our son is a professional mechanic. Too bad you live so far away because he loves hunting for old trucks to fix up.

  3. I hope your luck is good.

  4. Anonymous12:21 AM

    Wishing you truck luck!!

  5. I'm sending up a prayer for you right now! AMEN! I hope it's a keeper and will be a nice ride for many years to come..just don't park under any trees!

  6. WEll I am late, but hope today went well. It is definitely nerve wracking, looking and comparing. I like the idea of seeing 'your truck' I hope that it looks as good in person as the pictures and you get it for the settlement!

  7. I hope that you find a good truck at a fair price. Good luck with this.

  8. Oh I hope the truck is good and I know what you mean about hating monthly payments. We still have our 1998 Honda Civic we bought off of Kijiji and it is in great shape still. We bought it back in 2009


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