Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Van is moving

My daughter's van has finally reached the end of it's road.  Repairs are no longer feasible or affordable so.....tomorrow she is bringing it up here and parking it and taking my van home.  I'm giving her the title and have advised her that she'd best take good care of it 'cause that is the only vehicle she'll have for some time.  I had a new engine put in it (cheaper than buying a new vehicle).  They don't make Astro vans anymore #@*&%$.  She needs a vehicle that will tow her cargo trailer to the various events she goes to.  The Astro van has been the best investment I've made in the way of vehicles.  People who own them will keep them until forever if they can.  I think the reason they're so good is that the body is built on a truck chassis.
You may wonder why I'm doing this.  No, I'm not rich.  My daughter is unable to work out in the normal world as she suffers from depression, mild acrophobia, agoraphobia, lives alone with two children, and has been denied by Social Security.  I could go on but I won't, I've revealed too much as it is.  Suffice it to say that she depends on me.  No, I don't want her living with me.  I prefer my solitary surroundings and quiet.  I love the kids but they'd drive me nuts.
I kind of hate to give up the van but don't use it much anymore anyway.  It has about 290+ miles on it and still runs like a dream.  I replaced the engine because that way it will run like "new" and I couldn't afford a new vehicle.  Also the repairs on the old engine would have mounted up considerably.  Further, it has a tow package which daughter needs.
K is quite attached to "Rosie" (her van) and wants to let her kids play in it, camp in it, maybe make a planter out of it.  We'll see.  I don't relish the idea of a vehicle rusting out in my yard.  It may take some time but I will convince her that "Rosie" needs to go to the junk yard.
You may not understand but it is what it is.


HermitJim said...

I understand, believe me. I have my oldest and the granddaughter living here right now and , after so many years of living alone, I feel as though I've been invaded.

I really enjoyed my peace and quiet. I may have to run everyone off before much longer, ya know?

Momlady said...

It's nice when they visit but even nicer when they go home.

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

I can't believe you've still got them, Bubba! You have patience, that's for sure!
I had an AstroVan, Momlady. Got totaled when hit in the left front quarterpanel. Body was OK, engine was gone. Love my '99 Toyota 4 Runner - 225K miles and still going. Yeah, we did some engine work, but worth it. Have a 2017 Mazda CX9 for the big trips. Really comfortable, but hate those payments!