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ABC Auto Sales

This has been a summer of buying and selling vehicles as our vehicle needs have changed. First, we sold this car, the Infiniti that Stephanie bought in Texas to drive after the holidays. On this we took a beating. Thanks to Bud, Dona, Mel, and Teddy for getting it gone. 

Then, we sold this boat, the SeaArk that moved us to Circle. I didn’t want to part with it, but we had to. Maybe someday we’ll be able to get one back again. 

Then, we bought this van, because Stephanie said she didn’t want a Suburban. It was clean, but not being all-wheel drive, it wasn’t quite what we wanted.

Then, we sold this truck, our Tacoma that has served us well the past few years. It was too small for all of us, and too big and nice and new for just me. I posted it on Craigslist, and having looked for a Toyota Tacoma for myself for the past few months, I knew how rare they are and how quick they sell. I posted it on Friday night. On Saturday I had several serious looks and offers, and on Sunday a buyer flew up from Anchorage to close the deal, having never driven it or seen it in person.

Then, we bought this truck, my beater Tacoma. It’s just small enough and old enough for me to ride up and down the Steese. It smells like wet dog, but hopefully that won’t last too long.

Then, we bought this Land Cruiser, because it appeared out of nowhere as a great buy and exactly what I’ve always wanted but had no expectation of ever finding. A guy who was looking to buy our Tacoma had the Land Cruiser for sale, and so it just showed up in our driveway. 

Then, we sold this van, since with the Land Cruiser we no longer needed it.

Then, we sold this Trooper, even though it broke our hearts. This is the trusty Trooper that came to us unlooked for, carried us here to Alaska, and started faithfully every spring. It still runs strong and I am confident it will go for another seventy thousand miles. We sold it to a G.I. who got transferred to Alaska from Texas who bought it having never seen it before he landed at the Fairbanks airport. Thank you, Tularecito, you little frog.

I think the next time I fill out a resume, I’ll list “Used Car Sales” as an item of experience.

Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 11:11PM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

And all that happened in a span of 6-7 months! In some states you might qualify for a "dealer's license". Maybe things will go a little more calmer and relaxed for the rest of your summer months. (Doubt it though!) Love and missed yall.
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDad
I told Steph I was jealous of the minivan. I want one. Teddy said he wouldn't drive it though.
August 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMel

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