And welcome back readers, it's time once again for my semiannual update. lol
The truck is still going strong although it has started to become hard to start lately, I'm not sure what that's all about, but once it's running, it's fine so I'm not loosing any sleep over it. Oh and I slapped the cowl hood back on it, just because I enjoy seeing the dejected look on people's faces after I answer the question "what you got in that thing?"Also I have a friend who keeps trying to get me to buy his old Camaro drivetrain for it and my will power is wearing down.
The Civic recently got a black vinyl roof wrap because the clear on the roof started peeling and I couldn't afford a re-spray. Atomic Blue FA1 with a black roof... It's different, I like it. But installing the vinyl was a pain in the ass.
The Tahoe continues to kill off its gauges faster than George RR Martin kills off characters. We are now down to just a speedo and a highly suspect gas gauge. But I ordered new stepper motors so hopefully soon I will be able to dive into the cluster and get it all straightened out. Otherwise it continues to be solid, if inefficient family transportation. I still haven't lowered it yet but the desire to keeps growing. That may be something that happens later this summer depending on how the next few months go.
Not my Truck, but kind of the direction that I am thinking about taking it.
The house is finally actually on the market now, and has been for a few months. Unfortunately right now it is one of the most expensive houses for sale in our neighborhood by a fair amount, not counting the new construction ones. Granted it is also one of the nicest houses for sale in our neighborhood right now (in my opinion) but still it is going to take the right kind of buyer to see the value in it. So far I can count the number of people who have come by to see it on one hand. But we have still been going full steam ahead on house projects for months now and at this point the house is probably nicer now than when we originally bought it (for $20,000 more than we are selling it for...) but I digress.
In any case we are going to leave it on the market until the end of July and if we don't get any serious interest by then we are probably going to take it back off until next spring. Because honestly the hardest part of trying to sell a house is doing it while still living in it... with 3 kids. We have to constantly keep it clean enough that a quick sprint cleaning around the house will get it ready to show. Which is kind of like trying to brush your teeth while eating Oreos. Not saying we don't normally keep it fairly clean, but there is a certain level of mess and clutter that becomes acceptable when you have a bunch of rugrats running around that a potential home buyer may not be a big fan of.
So for now and for the next few months (or hopefully less) the house is the priority but at the end of the summer one way or the other I think my focus will shift back to the vehicles.