The engineer finally bought himself a fancy new pickup truck.
**pause for laughter to stop**
Okay, so it's not fancy or new. And yeah, it might have been manufactured before we were even born, but it runs great and will fetch all the lumber and other supplies we could ever need. And you know what? It can even fetch goats! And hay and feed and fencing for the goats! AND make an interesting conversation piece. What more could you ask for from a farm truck?
The young gentleman that we purchased the truck from was quite the character. And he had plenty of toys. A tour of his barns was a lot like touring a tractor mueseum, I counted at least eight. Did you know Porche made a tractor in the 50's? He had a 1940 International crew cab truck, most likely the only one left in existance. A 1926 Chevy pickup, a mere two years older than him he pointed out, he rebuilt the cab on himself. He retired from Allison Transmission back in the seventies and has been busy tinkering with his toys ever since. After we were there for a while his wife of sixty years "buzzed" him in the workshop to get back in the house and eat his sandwich.
I see now I'm going to have to find one of those buzzers...