Adios, Gas Guzzler!

*DISCLAIMER, DISCLAIMER!!* MOM, DON’T READ THIS ONE, I TALK A LOT ABOUT THE “M” WORD, SO IF YOU READ IT AND GET ALL FREAKED OUT AND SAD AND WORRIED IT WILL BE ALL YOUR FAULT CUZ I PUT THIS DISCLAIMER HERE SPECIALLY FOR YOU! *END DISCLAIMER* (love ya Mom, thanks for worrying!)

Read on, folks!

Hey! We finally, FINALLY sold our truck. It took 2 months on Truck Trader and 3 months on Craigslist to do it, but it finally happened. Though we will miss the rides in the truck to walmart to get trees for the house and putting it in 4-wheel-drive to get sand outa the wash to put in the back yard, and we’ll miss putting the dogs in the back of the truck and going for a ride together, there are a few things we won’t miss.

* Putting $40.00 in gas in it every week.
* Having a BLACK truck with BLACK interior in Arizona.
* Paying insurance on a 4 x 4.
* Missing phone calls because driving a stick shift while talking on the phone? Not easy Not safe!

We got lots of calls like this; “Oh, it’s a standard? I didn’t know they made standard trucks anymore.” or “A 4 x 4 you say? Well, we don’t need that.” and “Will you take a completely unreasonable price from a complete stranger who is rude to you on the phone?”. Funny thing is, the guy who bought it wanted a standard with four-wheel-drive so he could haul his dirtbikes around. PERFECT! We were glad that someone could use the truck for what it was made for. Now we have our eyes on a few little things that are AFFORADABLE to drive, operate, and insure….like this!

And this!

And I want THIS!!! I want it, I WANT it, I WANT IT!! But, naturally, it’s not going to happen. Not practical, affordable, etc, etc. But a gal can dream, can’t she? It’s sooo pretty and cute and fun and CUTE!!

Though we have a rather tight budget, we are pretty excited about putting 10 bucks of gas in a vehicle and driving it for two weeks. Oh, and insuring it for 99 bucks a year. That will be nice too. *Completely random thought popping outa my head and onto the screen* I don’t think it’s fair that hard working middle class citizens should HAVE to downsize to economize, but then again, when I think about it, I feel alright. I mean, do we really NEED an extended cab 4 x 4 truck that gets 23 miles to the gallon? Nope. Can we manage with one vehicle in our family? Yep. Can we all fit in our 2002 Nissan Sentra? Why, sure we can. And happily and comfortably too. My hubby has to scoot the seat all the way back, but he’s comfy.

All I’m saying is that making a smaller dent in the environment and our pocketbooks is a pretty nice feeling, ya know? We are going to park our car in the garage until we NEED it, and drive what we NEED in order to get by. And I’m happy about it. What more could you ask for?!?

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4 thoughts on “Adios, Gas Guzzler!

  1. Congrats on the sale! $10 for gas sounds amazing. Our Jetta is a diesel and it is getting outrageous to fuel the little thing up.

  2. Always thunk ye had a little tad of Biker blood in ye! And I Know Gila Man is an old Biker!

    Look Out, Noah! Santa Claus gonna git ye a set of Wheels, maybe, some day . . . . .

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