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Old October 27th, 2023, 12:49 AM
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Good to hear from you again, Doug, and that you're enjoying retirement! My employer downsized 80 people (including me) one day back in 2011. So I've been retired for 12 years now. Unfortunately, I'm finding myself less motivated to keep my four GMCs in tip-top shape, so I'm considering selling one of them next spring.
I think I owe you an email, but it seems since retiring there is less free time than ever---LOL! Still not working on the most important projects enough. I suppose selling off toys has to happen at some point, Ed.

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Hello Doug,

Good to hear from you…

Congrats on retirement!!!

Yeah, I sold the Binder last year. Had to sell a lot of stuff in preparation of moving from 31 acres to 3 acres. A guy drove up from TX to pick up the Binder. His wife told me Thank You before they drove off with it, and I thought about telling her I’d be curious if she’d still thank me after a few years of her husband dumping lots of time and money into it.

Left you a voicemail from my new cell number. Look fwd to catching up with you...


Dave
Thank-you Dave, I did get the voicemail, and need to make time to call. Maybe Saturday or Sunday? I am in my shop fairly late every evening and these dang smart phones don't work in my shop. Analog flip phones worked fine, but digital is a no go. No land line either. My PC is in the shop too, which I do the online stuff with.

Do you think a new 4x4 is in your future, or an older classic like your 2wd?

I better close for now, still got some stuff to do before I go in the house.

DAC
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Old October 27th, 2023, 04:35 AM
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Thank-you Dave, I did get the voicemail, and need to make time to call. Maybe Saturday or Sunday? I am in my shop fairly late every evening and these dang smart phones don't work in my shop. Analog flip phones worked fine, but digital is a no go. No land line either. My PC is in the shop too, which I do the online stuff with.

Do you think a new 4x4 is in your future, or an older classic like your 2wd?

I better close for now, still got some stuff to do before I go in the house.

DAC
Good evening Doug,

Iíll be working on my motherís house this weekend, which we plan to put on the market the first weekend in Nov. Thankfully (and finally) she wanted to move to a senior residence and Iíve spent the last several months helping her downsize, making house repairs/etc. Looking fwd to getting this chapter behind me.

In ref to my next 4WD, Iím looking at mid/late Ď70s Jeep Cherokee.

For the first time in almost 30 years Iíve been Jeep-less the last couple years. When we started building our lake house (five hours away) I couldnít justify keeping my Ď62 GMC and Jeep (I had set up for rock crawling), so I sold the Jeep. Drove the GMC round trip from KS to AR many times and carried tire chains to help with traction on steep dirt roads when carrying certain loads.

I realized I missed having a cargo area protected from the weather and less likely to have things stolen. When we built our first house my Ď90 4WD suburban was great, but I donít need anything that large for a daily driver.

Since weíve relocated to AR an old 4WD Cherokee with tow capability should check most the boxes and I still have a two wheeler and Carlaís AWD car for backup transportation (if I need to wrench on the Jeep).

Look fwd to catching up Doug.

Dave
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