I should have never written it down that I was going to get a new saddle this year. I should have known better. So instead of getting a nice new leather saddle I will be getting I shiny used steele transmission!!! Yay! I am so excited. Ok Ok I will lay off the sarcasm but ooff it has been a rough week. I am sparing the details for you and so I don't have to relive the situation. I am just grateful to be home and will soon be the owner of a car that actually runs. My transmission is gone in my Mercury Mountaineer and will be replaced this week. It happens to be in Detroit, MI 400 miles from me but once it is running again we will be off to pick it up. We are crossing our fingers it makes the drive home and then be taken to the car dealership where we will be terribly upside down in our loan and trading it in for a shiny used, new to me, "Bubba truck". Yes I am excited and slightly embarassed that I will be driving around a truck fit for a good 'ole boy. It only makes sense for me to get something that I can tow my horses around in without dropping the transmission on the side of the road. It will be a 4wd, diesel, quad cab of some variety. My top choice is a Ford f250 or f350. Next would be dodge, gmc then Chevy. Do any of you have one you just love or that you would never buy. The years and mileage will vary depending on price and dealer but under $20,000. So though I would much rather not be trading in my car upside down and putting in a transmission I cannot complain. I am very blessed to have the life I have and a few bumps in the road are to be expected.
So next time you see me don't mistake me for you 3rd cousin Bubba the country boy cause I will be sportin' something a little like this.