Friday, March 27, 2009

Vehicle Acquired!

today, went out to look at a vehicle I had been thinking of for a couple weeks, and pulled the trigger :) Not the 4X4 box truck I had seen before, but a box truck none the less.

This one is a 2002 Ford E 450, with a 14' Insulated box, Barn doors, 7.3l diesel, Heavy duty 3 point tow reciever, and vent areas where refrigeration equipment used to be. In addition, there is a welded battery tray on the passenger side frame with a large dry cell battery already in place and not connected to anything. will have to check it's size when I take possession of the vehicle, it's still being prepped. but drives great, diesel sounds nice and smooth and there is plenty of room for my toys and modifications as time rolls on.

was a bit over budget, but I can live with that. At least this part is done!! now to start planning space and layout!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

could there be hope??!?!?!!

have an Appt to go look at a vehicle tomorrow.. from talking to the gentleman, and the pics, this could just be the one....

Nope.. turns out there wasnt.. as the owner and I were driving it around the neighborhood, we discovered it had at the least, a blown head gasket..  rather than take the chance of many expensive repairs to come, I decided to pass.  am bummed though, really liked the truck

Sunday, March 15, 2009

fighting frustration

just cant seem to find the vehicle I want. have been a few on Ebay that I've bid on, but so far I'm being overbid and i'm not willing to extend my range. There are times I wish I didnt have the pets to consider and I'd just be gone on the bike. but life isnt that easy for me :)

tucson Auction next weekend, will have to hope that there is something there. I know on the list is a van/bus that I would like to look at, if it's a runner, will try to make it mine!

if not.. then I may have to rethink the whole thing about keeping the bike. though I suppose I could trailer it, but thats additional cost and maintenance, and I would like to avoid that.

Friday, March 6, 2009

a Difficult Day, heck, a difficult week.

Found out this morning that my Father has passed away. so far, dont even know what to say about it, but something needs to be expressed by me. I can feel it coming.

We were never close, and I many times have wished it were different, but I couldnt be the only one to make that effort. Now there will never be a chance for me to learn who he was inside, how he felt and what he valued.

I will miss you dad, I hope you are happy and at peace!