Things are going well at the house. More on that in the next post. But I did want to take a minute out to recognize a big helper on my project and to give recognition for an unsung warrior in the restoration of this house.
Kepha my truck.
There are a lot of pickup trucks on the road. A lot of them are pretty. Not many of them carry stuff. Kepha has been daily beaten and comes back for more.
Here is a picture of me and Kepha on the day he became mine back in 2003.
At first I tried to change Kepha a lot 2" of lift, sound systems, an air intake, bed liners, a cover, heated seats, power locking tailgate, bed lights......But after a while i just started accepting him for who he was.
Over the years he has hauled and towed a lot for my family, friends, Habitat for Humanity and myself. From my brothers deck flowerbed projects, to helping my friends move, to pulling trees to ensure they don't hit houses on the way down, to moving my friends and motorcycles, and couches, and wood and all kinds of things. He has been there solid like a stone.
And then there was the time I put 3100lbs in bed (unknown to me at the time) when it's rated only for 2300lbs and still drove like a champ.
A fantastic truck. You know i work for Ford, but I'm also willing to share the times he fell short. Two unexpected rear axle seal ruptures at 67k miles caused me plenty of headache but only $12 in parts but a 4 hour tear-down and rebuild of the rear axle. Also an annoying driveshaft problem where the center bearing slides out of place has plagued me but never stranded me.
Anyhow to celebrate kepha passing 100,000k miles I wanted to share some pictures.