at long last

2000 ford ranger

I have been without a vehicle for over two years—until this week, when I finally took delivery of a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup. And I bought the truck entirely with my own funds; no donations were used.

After such a long time, I hardly know how to behave. You would think I would be partaking in an orgy of driving, but except for a half-day visiting a friend, showering, and doing my laundry, the truck has remained parked in the circular drive in front of the house. Habits die hard.

The feeling of emancipation is exhilarating. Maybe this afternoon I will drive down to the highway to see if I have received any mail in the last week. I’m also about to run out of paper coffee filters.

Pinch me and let’s see if this is real.


Groove of the Day

Listen to the Kings of Leon performing “Pickup Truck”


Weather Report

58° and Cloudy


2 Responses to “at long last”

  1. 1 matt
    January 31, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Congratulations, Dan, and hold onto that picture ’cause you know it will never be that clean again!

  2. 2 BobH
    January 31, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I’m glad you have some independent means of mobility again. Even if you were a diehard “live off the grid” you would have a horse!

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