It’s a nice sunny day (for mid-February) and I heard Lyle putzing around out in the garage, so I decided to go out and snap a few pictures of whatever he was doing.
He grinned at me. “Are you going to blog about me again?” he said.
“Why, I hadn’t thought about it. I guess I could. I haven’t blogged in about 10 days. I really need to blog about something!”
“Yeah. I noticed,” he said.
Laura piped up. “Yeah, Mom. Your book reviews have been sitting there long enough! We want a real blog post!”
“Your fans are clamoring for more,” Lyle smirked.
Well… what I really had gone out to take pictures of was our “new” pickup topper. I hadn’t decided whether it was blog-worthy or not… but since my
family fans hinted asked for a blog post… here’s the scoop!
See the silver Dodge Ram in pulling our travel-trailer in the picture on my blog header? We traded that truck in on a Toyota Tundra last summer. It was a “down-sizing” decision based on economical reasons, but in many ways we have enjoyed the smaller truck. (Lyle says I need to re-design the blog header with the Tundra in it, but I need to get a good picture of it pulling the trailer before I can.)
The Tundra came with a flat bed cover, but with homeschool convention season just around the corner we really needed more cargo room for all the supplies I take for my Sonlight Curriculum booth. Lyle has been watching Craig’s List for an affordable pick-up topper that would fit. He finally located one yesterday in Lewiston (2 hours away). He called the guy to get the dimensions and they decided it would probably fit, so we headed down there yesterday afternoon. Obviously, it wasn’t designed for this truck… and it’s silver (not “Salsa Red” like the truck) but it meets our needs. I told him it was better to be silver than the wrong color of red or some other contrasting color like blue or green! He agreed with that.
With it being winter it had been awhile since our family had been on a day trip, so we all enjoyed the ride… and as always, Lyle enjoyed the drive.