After plenty of time spent on craigslist we got a 1987 F150. I paid for it in cash and even was able to drive it home. Here is why I wanted a 1987 F150.
I have never owned a manual transmission car before so I ground the clutch a bit when I first took the F150 for a test drive. A little wear on the clutch is okay though because the truck is paid for and it will pay for itself.
After an initial joy ride around town we stopped on the side of the road where some freshly cut logs sat free for whoever removed them. We loaded up the bed and in a handful of months we will have a halfcord of free firewood. A half cord of firewood isn’t cheap.
Why I wanted this.
The ability to strap something big down in the bed of a truck is unparalleled. I intend to pickup some totes that are too big for the other vehicles.
Owning a vehicle that you can use without worrying about being rough with is fun.
Hauling dirt sand or anything of the sort is nearly impossible without a truck. This truck will haul all the materials I need to redo my landscaping next year.
I really enjoy the square body pickups of this era. It’s like a subconscious preference from my youth.
If I didn’t get this f150 I would have felt the need to spend far more on something else. When a deal comes around take it the first time.
Was it a good purchase? Time will tell.
I’ve written plenty of blog posts that never go anywhere. I recently migrated my site from one server to another and while my posts are in the archive, they didn’t import over cleanly. So I’m just going to start over.
Why do I spend money to pay for this site? I like owning the search engine when someone Google’s my name. Because if you are someone who has searched my name you probably are someone that I care to communicate with. Because I have met so many people during the different times in my life that aren’t people I see everyday. Because I want people to know what is happening in my life even though I am not around physically.
So here is where I am at. I bought a house in Manchester, Connecticut. I started a new career in Glastonbury, Connecticut at Prolink software as a desktop support technician. I’m feeling better than I ever have.
Jen and I are having a lot of fun on the weekends. Especially considering I was working weekends at Amazon before I started at Prolink. We are looking forward to utilizing our EPIC pass this winter, so if you want to go snowboarding hit me up.
I’ll hopefully be in this spot for a while. So if you’re from wherever I’ve been in the past hit me up and come check out the east coast. I’ve got a few extra beds for you.
If you are someone I have met recently I hope we can be friends. Let me know you checked out my website, I promise I won’t think you’re a creep.
Just know if you are someone from my past or someone who has just met me this site is for you. If you care to follow what I’m up to thanks check back frequently.
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