Saturday, February 19, 2011


The plan was to buy a used truck so when we're in the process of remodeling a house we would have the ability to pick up whatever supplies we need ourselves and to be able to carry tools, etc. to the jobsite.  My son had been looking for a couple of months and most of the used trucks were somewhat abused trucks with high mileage or trucks with an somewhat iffy/unknown background.

Then "Zeus" appeared on the scene ... big truck, I mean really big truck.  Not what we were thinking we needed but beautiful -- like new insde and out -- low mileage with a heavy duty frame built for ambulances, etc. and dually tires (so we can carry pallets of ceramic tile without bottoming out) ... complete with steel tool boxes and a 5th wheel RV hitch (just in case we might want to use that in the future).  Obviously her previous owner had taken great pride in her and given her much tender loving care.  So now "Zeus" is part of our family!

Parking this baby is no easy feat.  She's longer than a standard parallel parking space and with the dual wheels not for the faint of heart of pull into an angled space either.  So far I've not driven her ... leaving that up to my son and my husband but one of these days ... hmmmmm ...

Make it a great day!  Blessings,


  1. Oh, my. Zeus is a beauty--and HUGE. He is strong and I can tell he's brave. Not exactly the kind of pickup I'd imagined when you first mentioned you needed a gopher truck. Enjoy. Do drive Zeus carefully.

  2. I think I can see you behind the wheel and it sort of fits you. I say Go for it!