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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Truck (well...new to us)

OH MY, OH MY!  I accidently bought a truck.
On Monday last (Oct. 26) I took our 2003 GMC 2500HD Diesel into the local Chevrolet dealer here in Pahrump for an oil change. On Sunday we are going to pull up stakes here in Nevada and head on down to Arizona for the balance of the winter and I thought that I should get an oil change before we left. I left the truck in the service department and went to the customer lounge for the wait. Buutttt...instead of settling in with my book that I had brought along to read, I decided to walk the lot first.  And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a big ole white truck with six forward gears.
 A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Dualy Crew Cab Long box.
...And, well you know the rest, it is now our truck. Oh well, I was going to have to get a set of new tires anyway and this was one way to do that, I just didn't expect that the new tires would have a truck attached to them.
Truthfully though this truck should do a much better job of pulling our  Cardinal as we were pushing the weight limits with the old set-up. We also negotiated for a new hitch as with this long bed truck we don't need the extremely heavy "Pull-Rite" sliding hitch.
We are excited & happy and looking forward to our first trip with it when we head for Arizona tomorrow.

P.S. Happy Halloween everybody!!


Camille Carnell Pronovost said...

Congrats on the new truck! Safe travels!

Randy and Pam Warner said...

Congratulations on the new truck.

I remember people say how expensive it is to stay at Walmart overnight...looks like the same kind of thing only different for an oil change! :)

Randy and Pam