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HONK IF YOU LOVE PICK UPS




always have been and always will
be a pick up kind of gal.

 the farmer in my blood
surges with the thought of the pick up bed ...
a place to throw some wonderful junk
and the thrill of riding high
 ...
my daddy drove nothing but pick ups 
and his daddy, too
Grandpa Ed
( just like the one here)


I learned to drive at the early age of 14 ... 
 ... in a white
rusty dusty pick up
 ... out in the beans stubbles ...
four on the floor

getting inside my Dad's head for a minute ... 
he probably thought that was the
 safest place to let a kid 
get a feel for the wheel ...




~~~~
in 2001 we,
mr. savvy and I,
 took the plunge into the depths of
the great American dream 
 and bought a brand
spankin' new Ford Expedition. 

big mistake ...
car payments up the waahzoo
and and and ... we lived and learned 
and and and ... 

I will not say we drove it into
 the ground, but
close.
Finally the day came about six weeks ago or so ... 
we knew that we knew that we knew
it was time.

being that I still needed a 'bed' to throw that 
wonderful junk in ... I had very fussy
specs on my secret wish list ...
Out of the gate  .... 
we knew that we knew that we knew
we could not buy NEW .... 
so the search was on for a used truck,
unlike anything or color we'd ever bought before.
 yes, we were Ford folks

mineral gray was at the top of the list
a cap on the 'bed'
Dodge Ram 
a little chrome 
and and and ...
finally after about six weeks of scouring 
the net ... there she was ... on a website we stumbled upon

May I present to you
the Grey Sleigh

the used pick up of choice for this
savvycityfarmer ...

I'll be hitting the open road 
a bit more this spring ...
so if you see me curb pickn'
in your neck of the woods


... honk if you love pick ups!





21 comments:

Theresa said...

I know that I know that I know... I love pick ups too:) I have a small SUV but the hubby has a pick-up and it hauls home some good stuff! Enjoy your Grey Sleigh dear friend, HUGS!

Anne said...

She's a beauty Joy! My jeep cannot haul much at all.As soon as we are done paying this off ( a year or two down the road) I will be looking to replace our other vehicle....a car for something more suited for hauling treasures....AKA Junk around :-)
xx
Anne

flowerlady464 said...

This country girl has never had a pickup. Have a cute little SUV but secretly I long for a pickup to haul treasures, and mulch, and plants. One day!

Renae said...

Used to have a pick up. Now I have a little SUV.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Joy,
Wow she is a beauty. Ohhhh the new car/truck smell!!!! It looks like you can get alot of junk treasures in this baby. I have 10 more months on my car payments and then oh then I am looking into something for Junk treasure pick ups too!!!!! Have fun with her.
Honk! Honk!! do love pick ups!!!
Kris

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice pick up, Joy. Pick ups, vans, trucks....Anything I can stuff with finds.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I hear you- I love your grey sleigh. She's a beauty. We finally broke down and bought a newer vehicle, too. We kept our old "truck" for pickups of "stuff" too. xo Diana

janet said...

Nothing better than a truck..
I hear ya..
Love your new truck..and the color..

afistfullofweeds* said...

I'am HONKING........I'am HONKING!!!!!

sweetvintageofmine said...

There ain't nothin like a GAL in a pick-up truck!! And your a lookin good in the gray sleigh! I LOVE my GMC Sierra my hubby purchased for me in 2008! 2 more payments..YOOHOO!!!! She's a KEEPER!!!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Oh, I forgot......HONK, HONK, HONK!!! Roxie

Bliss said...

Honk Honk, badonkadonk.

Bliss

The Other Me Is Sane said...

The day I turned 16, I took my drivers test in my dad's Chevy Pickup with a cap on the back. I so feared the parellel parking test, so when I aced it right off the bat, I got a little cocky. At the end of the test, the tester said he didn't know whether to fail me or give me a speeding ticket! My only defense was that it was downhill and the truck was sooooo heavy. I passed next day in my friends mother's Impala. Good times, good times.

Heather - New House New Home said...

My ex and I had a great old circa 1970's pick-up for a while. We called her "Big Blue". Drove it into the ground, my son had it for a while and then it rusted out in his buddy's back yard. Loved that old thing.

Do you love him Loretta said...

I've always been a pick up girl in my heart! ONe day, maybe one day, if I work really hard, just maybe...

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

There is just something about them....

~ Liz ~ said...

Hoooonnnnnnnnnkkkkkk! that's me leaning on the horn. Wish that I wish that I wish that I had a truck. I'm sure the friends I call to come and haul curbside finds wish I had a truck too. :)
Liz

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love trucks-grew up with them-and have always owned one-
Love your blog-as much as I love ya on Pinterest:)
Karryann

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Joy, I've always loved the pick up in the movie The Bridges of Madison County. Bench seats so you can snuggle up to the driver... Oh those seat belts, I guess it's more romantic on film. Best of luck with your new ride! Love, Penny

Karen said...

Oh my goodness love your post...on your blog site. We have an 98 Expedition looking to replace...and yes we want (hubby and I) something that will "haul" stuff. Thanks for your post...we too love craigslist. Blessings. Karen..from A Cape Cod Nest.

Jane said...

Great looking ride!! And it will perfect for hauling all of your finds!
Jane