Thursday, September 27, 2007

Out with the old, in with the new (to us)

As long as I've known Neal (just over 8 years) he has never kept a vehicle for more than 18 months or so. Yesterday he sold his old '76 Ford pickup and bought a little '86 Nissan pickup. The gas for the Ford would have killed us for him to drive it to work this winter. I'm not even sure it got 10 miles to the gallon. This new little pickup should get a lot better mileage since it's also a stick shift. It's 4 wheel drive so I will be able to drive it to work if I need to. I was never able to drive the Ford because 1) I had to have a milk crate to climb up in the stupid thing and 2) I hate driving a stick on the floor. I have the hardest time finding the gears that way. I jumped in the Nissan earlier and took off in it. I guess you never forget how to shift after you've learned to drive a stick.

Goodbye old Ford

Hello new (to us) little Nissan

By the way, that's our camper in the back ground. We should be able to tow it with the little pickup. It will be great to be able to tow the camper, carry the 4 wheeler, and then be able to go mudding in the truck! Neal is finally getting all his "toys" back.

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