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In this weeks edition:

Hectic week…
I may be too old for this… I must admit that while the changes here at the office created by taking on the publication of the Braxton Democrat has been smooth, there have been a huge number of little things that have demanded my attention. That has been hard on an old guy like me. I have gone home tired than usual most evenings lately.
All in all… it really hasn’t been as bad as I anticipated and each week is getting better. Obviously, it’s just a simple matter of not being able to do things as fast or for as long as a once did. Even though it has been trying at times, I have to admit that I have enjoyed the change. I also appreciate the many kind words and well wishes that I have received from readers and friends. It truly means a great deal!
Speaking of change and perhaps this has added to the stress that I just outline, I traded trucks last week. I have enjoyed my ole blue Dodge diesel truck for over ten years. I really didn’t think I would ever get rid of it. I really liked that truck. While it was still very reliable, my needs have changed and I finally owned up to that. I didn’t really need that big ole truck. The standard transmission was hard on my arthritic knees. Parked on a slant, it was hard to climb into. And of course diesel fuel is more than 60 cents a gallon higher than gasoline. So all things considered, I started shopping a few weeks ago for a new truck. Well not new… I couldn’t bring myself to spend the money it takes to buy a new one, so I had a particular truck in mind when I began looking. Of course there was no such vehicle in Braxton County. The first one I found was in Weston. I went over one evening after work and was rather impressed with the vehicle and all the bells and whistles. I had just begun my quest for a new truck so I wasn’t quite ready to buy. I shopped some more and found a one owner truck nearly identical to the one in Weston at a Bridgeport dealer. I went up and drove that truck and liked it. I negotiated with the salesman and we got to within about $750 of a deal.
Now you have to remember this is not my first rodeo when it comes to buying a vehicle and I have been called stubborn, at least by Jeanine. The next day the salesman called and after sleeping on the idea of owning that truck I told him I would split the difference to make the deal. He said his sales manager would probably agree to that and he would call back after discussing it with him. He did call back a short time later with the good news that his manager would take the deal… however… another salesman had a customer test driving the truck. I’m sure you have guessed what happened. Yes, the other guy is driving my truck.
I looked at a number of vehicles, some in real life, most via the internet. I had spoken to a few dealers to arrange a time to visit their lot. Before traveling any distance, I decided to call the nice folks at H&M Motors in Weston back and make them an offer. I did and they accepted. The rest is history. I now have my nice shiny red truck which I am enjoying. But… I’m going to miss my ole blue diesel.




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