Monday, March 5, 2012
With the gradual demise of our borrowed little green truck, we have been searching for a replacement vehicle. Choices in Sitka are fairly new diesel pickups for around $20k or rusted out wrecks for $500. This isn't the range of choices, it's pretty much one or the other. As luck would have it, just about the time I was ready to spend some serious money on a totally unsuitable vehicle, one of my co-workers mentioned he had an Isuzu Rodeo that I could have if I was willing to put a little time into fixing it. After much waiting for the paperwork for legal ownership I finally took possession this past weekend and have been fixing little issues in hopes of making it a reliable commuting machine. So far I have hope that this will be a reasonable choice for us. A vehicle with brakes, working heat, windshield wipers, and four wheel drive are all good things, but probably the most important is that it is a four door with a real backseat that will easily accommodate a child seat. That should come in handy this September.