Friday, September 25, 2009

I Washed My Truck, Another Year Gone

This was the weekend we’ve all been waiting for. My truck got its annual bath. I did make a half-assed attempt to wash some of it earlier this year with a window squeegee, but it only looked worse.

The first portion of the cleaning process was to hose out the truck bed. I kid you not, there were things growing back there in the left over hay, straw, lumber yard popcorn and hunks bark. There was a lot of grass growing, one fern and a sunflower start. There were ear wigs and termites mixed in with the organics. I got down to the bottom of it all and returned the contents to the earth.

I washed and dried the body displacing many spiders and I actually vacuumed the interior. I filled my one gallon shop-vac, and plugged the hose several times with wads of hay. Carpeting in cars aren’t easy to clean. It seems they are designed to attract and hold on to dirt. It makes me miss my old Jeep. It had drain holes in the floor. Just hose it out and it was clean.

I now have a quasi clean truck. It even smells good. Let the new year begin in the dirty truck project.


Blogger Tango said...

Good job, Guy!! Now, today, wash the engine bay, lubricate the hoses, wax the outside and you'll be finished.

4:59 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

What about that crinkly 'faux chrome' sticker that is applied to the grill. Those silvery wrinkles have been very offensive in the parking lot. Well, I DO notice them every time I walk by. But glad the beast got a bath finally!

5:21 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

We have been using my wifes old truck to teach our daughter to drive in. It's small and easier to maneuver than the expedition or the minivan. For one reason or another it had been several weeks since we had gone out driving last and when i went out to look at it, there was two inches of water in the bed and it was teeming with polliwogs! Unfortunately, they had to go. Our next driving lesson was how to wash the truck.

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We call my husbands truck the rolling composter.

8:27 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Tango, That would be an all week commitment. If the truck were the size of the toasters you and Auntie drive I'd consider it.

Auntie, always finding fault with me or something that I have. Have you been hanging out with my wife?

Darev, Cool a mobile aquarium!

Critter, if the road you live on is bumpy enough your compost could turn itself.

5:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We play the "What's that smell?" game in the hubby's truck. ;-)


6:24 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

He's a biologist so that makes it much worse.

6:23 AM  

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