As you all now know--in great detail--last year I had surgery on St. Patrick's Day. While last year I lost an organ, this year I gained...towing capacity. And a lot of it:
That's right folks. To replace our totaled Ford Focus HATCHBACK, Noah purchased this monstrosity, known around these parts as The Beast. I am proud to say that with the money we got for the total loss and a little bit of our tax return, we were able to buy The Beast outright (granted for a very good deal).
It's a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 quad cab with only 77,000 miles. If that doesn't mean much to you, you can think of it simply as a Big Ass Truck. You know, that truck, the one that sits so high off the ground that at night it blinds the sedan in front with its regular headlights. Let me tell ya, you see the world in a whole new way when you're driving down the road and low-flying helicopters pull alongside your window. The feeling that you could run over any number of animals and small vehicles without even noticing, I don't know, it's strangely powerful. And there's something freeing about being able to ride in the passenger seat of a car and be far enough away from the driver to communicate legitimately via carrier pigeon.
Seeing as we're big time DIYers, and we're hoping to do some landscape work this year, we thought that now more than ever would be the time to fulfill Noah's dream of driving A Man's Vehicle. After all, he drove the hatchback with the ahooga horn for several years without ever complaining.