Friday, October 07, 2005

Traitor

I am so emotionally attached to all of our vehicles. I always have been. I remember when I was 5 my parents told me they were selling our station wagon. That station wagon was the only family car I had ever known at that point, and I loved it. And of course at 5 I thought it secretly had a mind of its own, was a happy car, and loved our family right back. When I found they were getting rid of it I went out, got in the front seat and said goodbye to it. I was so sad and no car was as good as that one in my eyes for years to come. Even though it was a Ford.



This one is an 86, I think ours was a 79 LTD but they look the same and the paint jobs are identical. I can't believe I found a picture of one with the wood paneling and all.


Anyways.....



Yesterday we traded in our dually. We've had it for years and of course I was completely attached to it. It was my baby.

We've been talking about trading it in for a while. With it being our only newer vehicle that we trusted, it was what we drove anywhere beyond 30 miles. The purple truck is to big to drive long distances and we expected the blazers motor to blow when we bought it 5 years ago. So the dually is what we drove to Anchorage - or Homer - or to haul people - or our 5th wheel in. With gas prices what they are - and the 454 motor under the hood - and the high payments - and the high mileage - and with one year left for the extended, extended warranty, it was time. So we've been looking for a while at different car lots for a 4 door car to trade it in for, with out luck. Yesterday we found the car, it was totally unexpected and unplanned. We weren't even planning on driving by the lots yesterday but sure enough we ended up going by all of them and found a good deal at Park n' Sell. Before I knew it we were giving the keys to some stranger and saying goodbye to the dually. I can't tell you how wrong that felt. I feel like I just gave away my child, or lost a family member. It was so dependable and good to us, I feel like a traitor. The bright side is that we have a great car now (that we love) but my baby is gone.



There it sits, as we are about to leave it. I bet you its heartbroken.

And now you all know what a lunatic I am, if you didn't already.

7 comments:

Valette said...

So what did you get in return?

Heidi said...

Yes...what are you driving now?

K said...

its the car behind the dually in the last picture.

Heidi said...

ooooo ....sporty

FishTaxi said...

Your story of saying good-bye to your family's old woody SW was touching.

What are you going to haul your 5th wheel with now? Trade it in for a motorhome? hee

K said...

yeah we got rid of the 5th wheel a few months ago. We never really used it for camping, we lived in it for several years but now that we have a house we just don't need it anymore.

Shana said...

Hey i gave my truck to them for the blue and purple one...I see the Beast all over town now...they had to have given it alot of lovin to make it sellable...see the night before it blew all the hoses off the engine when Iwas coming over the past...a few 100 gallons of water and oil being put in every 5 miles around Turrnagain Arm and lots of prayers that i attached the right hoses to the right spots...she made it to the car lot and they made her all better.....I picture you in a dark little four door car...much easier on the pocket book....