The one thing that no one told us about homeownership was that you need a truck.
Not that you should have a truck, or know someone with a truck, but that you need a truck.
I can’t count how many times we’ve needed a truck since we’ve moved to the house in March. We’ve needed it when we’ve bought the wardrobe, when we bought a ladder, when our fence was broken and we needed new posts, and now when we have 20 plus bags of leaves in the garage.
We’ve managed to get by okay with my car, because it’s a hatchback. Don’t let that little Ford Focus deceive you – it can fit a shocking amount of stuff. But, now that the carseat has moved in to my car for the foreseeable future, my ability to fold down the backseats and jam the car full of stuff is greatly affected.
I don’t know how anyone manages to get anything accomplished around a house without a truck. I know that Young House Love has talked about how they manage to get so many DIY projects accomplished when they only have one car, but they do a lot of things that I can’t do.
The plan is to upgrade my vehicle when I go back to work. Right now, I’m eyeing up a Ford Escape…
Even though what I would really like to get is the Ford Edge…
They’re pretty similar, but the Edge is a bit slicker. It’s also more expensive, which is why I think the Escape will be more my speed.
It’s still not a truck, but at least it will give us some more room for those projects around the house and trips to IKEA – not to mention all the curbside shopping I will be able to engage in! There’s nothing worse than seeing something awesome and free chucked out to the curb and not being able to pick it up because I drive a stupid small car.