Monday, May 24, 2010

Ryan's New Truck

 Junior has this friend.  Let's call him Bob.  They have been friends since high school, and that have that type of friendship where they can go months without talking, and then spend an entire weekend fishing together.  Bob is also the guy who always helps us move.

Well, now Bob is moving.  He lives in a mobile home, and he is having it moved onto his dad's property so he no longer has to pay lot rent.  The only problem with this is that his dad won't let him bring all his "junk" with him.  One of his biggest pieces of junk is an old truck.  His solution to this was to give the truck to Junior to fix up for Ryan.

I was not consulted, which is probably a good thing, since I never would have agreed to this.  The truck is falling apart.  I know there are things with the engine and transmission that need to be fixed, which means the darn thing doesn't even run right.  Or at all.  Cosmetically, it doesn't look too bad.  If Ryan adds truck bed rails and/or truck bed caps, it would look pretty good.   I am sure there will be other go rhino parts he will want to make the truck look better, but he will have to save up his own money.  The truck may have been free, but I am not paying for the repairs.  Luckily in a few months Ryan will be old enough to get a job after school, so he can make and save his own money.

As far as getting his license so that he can drive this truck, he will have to wait a year or two.  I just don't think he's ready to be behind the wheel.


Anonymous said...

I sympathize with daughter is due to get her license this year and Honestley, I just don't think I'm ready for that! she is still a baby to me :)

jenn said...

My middle daughter is only a year behind my son, so I'll be having two driving in the next few years....scary stuff. When did I get this old, anyway? lol!