Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Wheels!

This past Thursday, after 5 or so months, we once again became a two vehicle household!  K finally got 'the bug' and went out to get himself a truck--thank goodness!

It's not as if my life was that horribly terrible without a vehicle at my disposal 24/7, but it certainly will be easier for me to get some things done with having one.  When you have to make appointments around someone else's work schedule, it makes it very difficult to actually come to terms with wherever you need an appointment.  I was having a hard time trying to get in to the tanning salon because they changed their hours for the summer.  K gets home from day shift at 6:15 and the salon closed at 6:00, so I was left with only his days off to go in.  This meant the MOST times I could go in was once a week, except for when he was on his long weekend.  I also have not been able to get an appointment for a mani/pedi--something I DESPERATELY need.  I'm hoping I will be able to work something out with my manicurist within the next couple of weeks.

Anyway, the truck.  K FINALLY got a grown-up truck.  It is a 2011 Silverado--this is the first time he has had a full-sized truck.  Every other truck he has had is a small one, so he is due to have something this size.  He will actually be able to put a plow on the thing if he wants.  It only had 20,000 miles on it--barely broken in for a truck--and it has 4 wheel drive.  YIPPEE on the 4WD!  Now, this isn't some Hollywood version of a truck--it is 'only' a work truck.  There is nothing spectacular about this truck--no power windows, no Onstar, no CD player--all it has is the 4WD and air conditioning.  And that is all you need in a work truck.

This very possibly will be the last truck K will ever get.  By the time he would need a new truck, he will be retired and we most likely will go back to having only one vehicle again.

And now for some pictures:



If you noticed, the truck sits considerably higher than the Envoy--something I am painfully aware of.  It was certainly a task for me to get in and out of the thing--I actually had to JUMP to get out of it!  Anyway, the running boards--thank you, K--will be installed next week.  I am waiting to take the thing out for a ride--I think I'll like driving a full-sized truck.

2 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

totally-super-awesome! Congrats on the new vehicle!

cmk said...

I can't wait for the running boards so that I can actually get in and drive it. :)