Wednesday, January 25, 2012
My Truck and Me
The stress of everyday living just melts away when I can take my truck on the back roads in my small world known as "home".
Together, with me behind the steering wheel, we have reached a milestone in the trucks' life. Together we have reached the 200,000 mile mark as you can see in the photo!
The Dodge has been relatively free of problems because of the maintenance it is given. A couple of years ago, the truck endured a 4-day ice storm. Last summer it had many days of driving in over 100 degrees with a couple of days topping out at 107. And, it still kept on "truck'n".
When I took on the life in the country, it quickly became apparent how valuable a truck would be. Oh, I know, you can put 1 small square bale of hay in the trunk of a car. I have tried it. But, what a mess it will make. I'm not sure you can ever get all the hay bits out of the carpet.
And, how about all those bags of feed for chickens, goats, sheep, cats,
and the occasional baby calf.
A truck is also needed to carry lumber for all the projects on the farm like new raised garden beds.
As far as it's looks, I can't complain about the paint job either. Except for a few dings, it still cleans up nicely.
Let's raise our glass today for a toast to my faithful companion, the truck, and another 200,000 miles!