Saturday, March 21, 2015

We Bought a Farm: Meet Sunshine

What is a farmer without a farm truck?

When we left for Turkey in 2010 we had two vehicles. However, you can only bring one vehicle overseas, so we decided to part with the Saturn we had bought when we first got married. 

Now, four years later, we are back in America, and while we have done a good job this year of being a one car family, we knew that we were going to need a second vehicle. 

JB knew exactly what he wanted. He wanted a farm truck. He wanted to have a long bed and 4-wheel drive, and we also thought it was important that it had a second row so he could haul up to 3 kids when the need arose.

But we also knew that, in sticking with our Dave Ramsay "cash only" lifestyle, we wanted to buy a truck we could pay cash for. That meant nothing new. In fact, it meant something pretty old!

We found someone selling a perfect truck for us, and a few days later, the title changed hands. It's a 1992 Ford F-250, and over dinner the night we brought it home, JB explained to the kids that we now had a new family member.

"We have to come up with a name," he said. "And car names are usually girl names, and since Abigail is the only girl old enough in our family to talk, I think she should name our truck."

Abigail just beamed.

She thought long and hard and in her tiny little voice said, "Sunshine."

Sunshine it is.

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