Craigslist Posting…just had to share.

As you all know, the wife and I are down to one vehicle and we are looking for another. We are hoping to buy a new car tomorrow from a little dealership not too far from our place. But, that hasn’t stopped me from looking around for a good deal.

So, looking for that good deal I decided to check out Craigslist. From what I have heard, there are some really good cars available from the locals that post on there. Don’t belive me? Check out this beauty…

1984 Toyota 4spd manual truck LOW miles! – $1000 (Candler)

Date: 2009-10-14, 6:22PM EDT

 1984 4cyl, 4speed manual with only 57,000 miles! Those ARE the original miles as it was a hardly driven mini motorhome before it became a truck. It has a real dually rear end (it had a “fake” one when I bought it, replaced after I learned the fake second tire can shear off on the highway and cause an accident) so it can support some weight. This would make an excellent yard-work truck (easy to get in and out of!) if you built a ramp up the back. Or easily converted into a flat bed truck, or you could even start to build up your own motorhome! Drive it as is or make changes! It’s up to you, be creative! But this is an extremely reliable vehicle! Clean title.

The clutch slave cylinder was recently replaced and it’s had a good carb cleaning in the last year. Probably in need of an oil change but the spark plugs and dist. cap are less than a year old. Tires have decent tread. This little “beauty” starts up every time, even after it sat for four months without being turned over. This truck will run FOREVER and with the miles and the price, it can’t be beat! Ready to drive home now!
I’m up for partial or full trades as well, for a car (subaru or toyota or something with equal dependability), scooter, or motorcycle.
Email me if you’re interested or have any questions!

Oh yeah, the headlight needs to be replaced, but the boot is stuck on the old one. I have a replacement headlight AND this truck comes with the Haynes repair manual for it 😉

  • Location: Candler
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Now, is that not a dream?

Yeah, that’s what I thought too! I think that I am going to rush right out and buy it up. I mean, after all, I can build a ramp for the back of it. Or…or, I can build up my very own motorhome!

Hope you all enjoyed this one as much as what the wife and I did.

Until next time, my friends…


A little lost

It will be a week on Saturday that the wife and I had to turn over the van we were leasing. Now that we are down to only one vehicle, it really sucks! To be honest, I am a little lost. I know that I hardly ever went anywhere before, but if I wanted to I could. Now, that is really not an option.

Now I have to rely on a co-worker to get me to and from work. Not the most pleasant feeling in the world. I really don’t like relying on others to get me where I need to be. I am grateful that this friend of mine is willing to help me out. And, so far, they have proved to be trustworthy. However, I hate being dependant on others.

It really sucks because the wife gets out of work three hours after me, at least. Plus, when she gets out of work the banks and Doctor’s offices are closed. Which means that any and all appointments (like the ones that I have to set up for my daughters) have to be made strategically. Then I have to hope that my friend will be willing to take me to the wife’s work to get the car. Then I have to hope that the appointment will be done in time to pick the wife up from work when she gets out. To me, this is just one big cluster, you know?

I am hoping to be able to buy a decent, yet not-too-expensive vehicle in about a month. I am not 100% sure how we are going to do it, but if everything works out the way I have planned, and am hoping it does, we should have enough to get a decent vehicle.

I talked to my boss a little bit today about the possibility of me working later everyday in order to save up some money quicker. I’m not sure if she will be able to get the approval from the BIG BOSSES on that one though. The only problem with that will really be if there are any appointments getting scheduled, or that ARE ALREADY scheduled.

The more that I think about all of this, the more lost I feel. I just hope that we will be able to find our way, real soon.

Until next time, my friends…