Downsizing, Part Trois

"I miss the truck, Daddy." Those were the words Anthony uttered to me the other day while we were out for a drive. "I know, Tony. I miss it, too." And it's true. I really, really do miss my Explorer for so many reasons: the leather seats, power driver's seat, third-row seating, all that room, … Continue reading Downsizing, Part Trois

Downsizing, Part Deux

The nice thing about buying a car from CarMax is that if you're not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 5 days--no questions asked. If it turns out you don't like the color, the radio, anything...just take it back and exchange it for something else. Under our neighbor's advice, I drove the … Continue reading Downsizing, Part Deux


Yesterday morning I took a good, long look at my `06 Ford Explorer. That night I traded it in. With gas prices creeping closer to the unthinkable $4 per gallon price range, I decided that it was no longer practical to drive a vehicle that gets less than 13 miles per gallon and, for the … Continue reading Downsizing