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{November 20, 2017}   Nice Car

Tonight me and the girls went to the store to grab something for dinner and a few things we needed. I went to park where I normally do and it was full so I went around and parked in a different area of the lot. We went in and killed some time looking at toys and a few things before we went to get our stuff, trying to avoid someone who’s car we seen in the parking lot.

I came out and put Little Bitty in while my oldest loaded the couple bags of things we had. I open my door and got in and noticed a paper sticking up on my windshield. I still had the parking papers on my dash from where we went to the fair I thought it was one of them. I was about to say to my oldest as she got in that someone had been in the truck and was turning around to look in the very back and the back seat. As I turned I noticed that the papers were still laying there where they were. I then thought it was a reflection of them but I seen in the reflection it said nice car on it. I was like what? The light in the lot was shining right in the the windshield so it was hard to tell really. I figured out it was on the outside so I got out and took it off. It said nice car if you want to sell or trade give me a call and left a phone number on it.

My first thought was the guy who owns the body shop and a local car lot in the area. He has been trying to get my truck for about a year now. He has asked me about it a few times. Once when the front end was all messed up on it again when I was calling around about paint jobs and another time. When I called about paint job he knew what truck I was talking about right away he ask me if it was this or that before I could even tell him what kind or anything. So he has been watching and knows my truck. I find it kind of thinking about it now. I want and want it painted, I thought that maybe if I was able to get another I would make a deal with him to paint my new one for a trade of my old one for payment or something like that. He has three on his lot right now that I would like to go look at but I don’t have the money. I thought at the time I was going to have this job it was going to be decent I was going to get paid and with in a couple months I could be caught up, paid a lawyer and replace my truck.

When I got home I went to look the number up and see if I could find out who it was. When I looked at it to see what it was I noticed it was not a local area code. When I looked it up its hours away from me, down south of me. But just said it was a cell phone. Then I went over to facebook and looked it up. I seen someone said a while back you could put numbers in and they would come up sometimes. Sure enough it came up with a guy local but was not who I was expecting it to be at all. He is a sales guy at a local large dealership close by here. I do not think I am going to follow up o it right now. I know if they run any kind of report on it they are going to buy it. I also know they are not going to give me enough to buy another one out right or trade me out right and I can’t get into payments.

It’s crazy the last three trucks this one and the two before it everyone stops me and wants to buy it. I have been stopped in gas stations, parking lots, school and all over and asked about selling my trucks or trading them.



{January 22, 2015}   The Right Time To Scrap

I think tonight is the first time in weeks I have just sat down and really relaxed. Father of the year took my oldest and dropped her off at my mom’s earlier why me and the other kids went up to see my dad. We stayed about an hour and half two hours. More than that they get to cranky. They sit there and watch tv they don’t really talk to him about anything. I try to talk to him some tell him what is going on and things. He is really hard to hear so I have to ask him a to say what he says a few times. I hate it but I am trying to hear him and understand him.

He thinks I need to go ahead and junk my truck and try to find something at the car lot. Use what I get from my truck for a down payment. They told me they would give me $400 I am going to push for $600 and figure I may get $500. Plus I have tires that are only about 6 months old on it that I want to get off of it so that I can put them on whatever I get or sell. Because what they want to give me for the truck is less than what I paid for the tires on it. Then they are going to take them off sell them make back half or more what they gave me just on them. I don’t think so. I can sell it to them for $400 with old tires on it turn around and sell the tires for another $200 and have more to put toward something else or keep them to put on what I get. I am trying to best I can to get a excursion and if it has 17’s on it they will fit. If I can not find a excursion then I will end up with the same kind of truck I have now and I know they will fit it as long as the rims are the same size. Another reason if I wait to get rid of it then if what I get has 16’s I can take tire and wheel off trade them both.

Well just got off the phone with a friend and he said that steal prices just went way down so I should probably sit on it for a while. I told him they said $400 and he said if they can do that then I am doing good and should jump on it if I really want to scrap it right now. He says I should wait and scrap it when I planed to and I could probably get more for then because prices will probably go back up. So I will probably just sit on it for now. Unless I found something at a dealership that they would take what I get down and let me pay it off at tax time I don’t want to get nothing for it.



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