RIP Truck

Feb. 15th, 2017 01:01 pm
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If all goes as scheduled, my truck will be getting picked up today while I'm at work. I bought it in March 1996 after I moved to WA. I slept in the open back of it on the Olympic Peninsula, slept in it in campgrounds in California after I got the cap for the back. Slept in the driver's seat several times at rest areas in California and Oregon. Flipped down the tailgate and had meals and cooked in Washington, California, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. I drove from Canada to Mexico in that truck, and from Washington to Massachusetts. I took a detour on that last trip just to get a picture of the truck in front of Devil's Tower, seen in the usericon of this post. I loaned it to people who drove it across the country and back, and loaned it to people who carried everything from stage equipment to furniture to pornography in more local trips.

It was a solid little truck - only had breakdowns a couple of times, and held up better than I expected, although its last decade was more sedentary as it was relegated to 'I need to tote large things' second vehicle status.

When I was cleaning it out, I found an emergency tampon in the glove compartment - quite a shock as I had the hysterectomy in 1998. The truck and I have been through a lot of changes over that time. Although when I bought it, I had no cats, and now that I'm getting rid of it, I also have no cats. So it feels a bit cyclical in that respect.

Date: 2017-02-16 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, you and that truck have had an entire life together. :-/ Glad it did so well by you.

Date: 2017-02-16 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
RIP, faithful old truck. *salutes*

Date: 2017-02-16 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Truck of honor.

Date: 2017-02-16 03:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bex77
That truck was a faithful helper for so many Theatre@First shows! It saved us money and time, and I so appreciated your willingness to let us borrow it. Interesting that now that we don't rent lights anymore and need it so much, it can have its rest. It will live on as a wonderful part of theater history!

Date: 2017-02-16 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ceo
It was an excellent little truck, and I am grateful for the times I was able to borrow it.

Date: 2017-02-18 06:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I honor its passing from your life. So many memories in that truck--thank you for sharing it so generously.


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