Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sidney, New York
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Are You A Lifer ??.......
What prompted me to post this might be a wee bit long, but bear with me......
Today I had to tow my 91 parts rig back home as the property where it was stored is being sold. I rented a car transport trailer and off I went. I have to be honest, I was a bit nervous driving my wife's new Expedition with this trailer rattling behind me. I'm doing this alone, so I expected some problems to surface. First and foremost, being alone and trying to get it onto the trailer proved more than I bargained for. Granted, the zook had no motor or tranny, but I came to the conclusion that I had way over estimated my strength and under estimated gravity. Fortunately, a buddy of mine returned some ratchet straps and left them in the zook for me. Using 3 of them I inched it up the ramps, 1/4" at a time. To make a long story not quite as long, I got it up on the trailer after 3 hours. Durring that time, I got to spend some quality time with the old gal. I bought her new in late 90 and racked up 175,000 miles on her. We had some great times together and she served me well. It was a pity to see her in such poor shape as rust had taken over. But, in the final analysis, she will die so others can live. On the ride home, I became anxious to get home and drive my daily ride. Here, I'm riding in a new Expedition and I can't wait to drive my 17 year old rig. This got me thinking and I guess I'm a lifer.
I'll dismantle the rest of the old gal. Maybe I'll play "Taps" & "Amazing Grace (R. Carlos Nakai cedar flute version) while doing it....