Thursday, January 21, 2010

A New Addition to the Family

This is the Golden Girl. Our 1992 Isuzu Trooper. And that's me almost three years ago. We were on our honeymoon. (Mine and Tom's honeymoon, not mine and the Golden Girl's.) We drove across the country together, bringing all my possessions from Ontario to Utah.
We've driven through rivers...
And climbed mountains...
(Can you find the KSL logo in this picture?)

The Golden Girl recently broke down...again. But this time, we've decided it's time to say goodbye. She had a good life and travelled more than 250,000 miles. Her grave site is currently our garage. (You're welcome to come pay your respects.)

With Tom in school, we realized we couldn't get by on one car. So meet the newest addition to our family: A 1992 Isuzu pick-up truck.
Yep, another 18-year-old Isuzu. Except unlike the Golden Girl, this car does NOT have power windows. It does NOT have power locks. It does NOT have a sunroof or a STEREO! And the worst part?? It's a MANUAL. Woe is me!
Yep. That's a dent. There's one on the other side too.

Why did I let Tom buy this car? Because even though it was listed at $1,500, we managed to get it for $800! And it has just over 100,000 miles. It has four-wheel drive, and it runs great! $800 was actually a steal!
Can you guess what's wrong with this picture?
I can't figure out why the owner wouldn't take 5 seconds to roll down the window!

As much as I hope I never have to drive this truck, I'm glad we bought it. The only problem now? She needs a name. Suggestions please! I think it should be a female name, but I'm open to opposition.


  1. Ha Ha Ha! Macy Gray! That's awesome! Someone at work suggested "The Grey Geezer."

  2. Macy Gray is pretty good, I really like that. But since she's a sturdy ol' gal who's seen her share of the world, I think she needs a sturdy ol' name like Beatrice, Harriet or Winnifred.

  3. Ooh. I really like all the suggestions. If you go with a geezer name though, it's got to be Winnifred, because that's just AWESOME! I'll let you know if I come up with anything...