Considering that I bought the one and only wheelbarrow that I’ve ever owned back in *thinks* 1992, and that it’s spent a good half of its life outdoors, I’m reasonably certain that it will have lived its life, and will need to be replaced.
So why the sudden thoughts of wheelbarrows?
I saw this beauty the other morning.
I don’t usually gush over wheelbarrows and really, I only took one picture.
Let me just flip it around there for you, so you don’t have to crank your head over.
What? Jägermeister is making wheelbarrows now? Or is this some kind of sponsorship? Either way, it’s a fine looking wheelbarrow. I’m sure you agree. Since well, we’re all experts on wheelbarrows here and everything….aren’t we?
Took me a minute to get that to work, since Picasa, in a Big Brother kind of way, kept trying to adjust the picture back to the way it “thought” it was supposed to go. Not that it actually thinks or anything.
Speaking of looking at things in a sort of covetous way, I’ve seen a couple of these in town. But only a couple.
See, that’s a “Danger Will Robinson” right there, since the last time we were on one of these foreign country junkets, I kept seeing Toyota Tundras. Which, by the way, they do not have in Europe. Toyota has something called the Hilux. It’s kind of similar, but nothing that really makes me turn my head or anything. The VW pick-up though? Obviously I got out of the car and took a couple pictures. I think that counts as “head turning”.
So when the executive decision was made to go shopping for a pick-up truck in 03, you can see what we ended up with.
It’s parked up there behind the Jetta. I sold it to my nephew in the early part of 08, so I suppose I could do without some sort of “picking up stuff from the lumber yard” kind of vehicle, and borrow that one once in a while. I guess. Maybe. Mind you, his son has been driving it this summer, and he’s still a teenager. I have no opinion.
I mean, the chances of sniffing out a VW pick-up in North America are slim to none, so there’s no worries there about me going all ape-shit at some dealer’s lot. Makes it easy I suppose.
Thoughts of riding the bike come to mind, but bringing home a sheet of plywood gets tricky.
The chore of trying to decide just what will meet our transportation requirements once we get settled back home again will be fraught with a host of decisions. Can’t say I’m looking forward to that part.
I’ll probably keep it simple by starting out with the wheelbarrow. Get that one under my belt, and go from there. You know, small steps.
The weather here in Wienerland has pretty much sucked for the last couple days. Rain. Wind. Getting cold.
Had to put on socks and long trousers. Can’t say I’m thrilled.
That’s enough griping for one day. I’ll just sit here and have warm thoughts about my new wheelbarrow.
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