So I naturally spent as much time outside as I could. Even half way cleaned the truck out. At least you can see out all the windows now. Of course, the Dog and I took off all our clothes and went for a couple of walks around the â€œback 40.â€
Speaking of the Truck: I have a 2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4X4 and Iâ€™ve been online several hours trying to find out how much itâ€™ll tow. Ranges were all over the place but, finally, at the Ford site, I came up with 3200 lbs depending on how much SWMBO and I weigh. I think you can safely deduct 400 lbs from the total. Which means I can safely tow up to 2800 lbs. Cool! More if Iâ€™d get on the schtick and lose the weight Iâ€™ve been wanting to lose. Getting tired of this belly hanging out in front of me everywhere I go.
Then I went to a place that would tell me how much I could expect for a trade-in if I decided to trade-in my truck: $5200.00 would be about the max. IF you could find a dealer that would give you the max. What was REALLY surprising though was my present mileage. Iâ€™d have guessed around 40k miles; and would have been almost 60k wrong! I have 99,154 miles on the old girl where she sits in the driveway now. This has been one damned fine truck! Iâ€™ve never had to put her in the shop or had any breakdowns and she has done damned near everything Iâ€™ve asked of her. But I rarely drive crazy and hardly ever go more than 5 mph over the speed limit. Have the oil changed every couple of years whether she needs it or not. Usually. If I remember.
Hard to believe Iâ€™ve had that truck going on 10 years.
Not much else going on. Too hot for the locals to do much but sit in their air conditioned houses/cars and bitch about the heat. Supposed to be in the mid 80â€™s for the next week too. Which means itâ€™ll rain in a couple of hours. This is WaRshington, you know.
Thatâ€™s pretty much it for tonight. SWMBO and I had a (hopefully minor) flare-up about her son on the way home. So things are feeling a bit tense around here. I hate that.