November 2, 2014
Geez, I signed up here 11 years ago? I didn`t realize I was that old.
Welp, since then, I`ve met a girl, gotten married, had a couple kids, started a career, moved to a quaint little mountain valley, and gotten on with my life.
We have a Ford still, but its a 2013 Focus. Drives like an absolute dream, looks great, but isn`t that good at being a car. The ergonomics are a little off, the HVAC system sucks, but oh boy, is that chassis dialed in.
As for my truck, its a 1998 GMC Sierra K1500. I`m a Ford guy through and through, but let`s be honest, the 88-98 Chevy/GMC trucks were the best 1/2 ton trucks ever built, bar none. Even a guy that will defend the Blue Oval through good times and bad has to admit that.
And I still keep in contact with a lot of the FTW old timers through Facebook, Motorz, and other avenues. Cula8er (that`s Greg`s login, right?), Tom in Tacoma, Duke, MWilkes, Sprocket, JGant84, BigJD, I`ve kept in contact with them all. When wildfires were threatening my home and all around me, GE2 (Greg) and Tinkerbellnpixiehell (Patsy) donated money to help with our relief efforts. They`ve become great friends that I will treasure for a lifetime. All from a silly Ford truck forum. Not bad, huh?