January 13, 2014--Today was a big day for us. We picked up our pickup truck, the first major purchase toward this dream that we have been talking about for almost 2 years now. I'm not sure why, but somehow the thought of me driving a pickup truck continues to be one of the funniest ideas to me. Maybe it is because I grew up in a town that doesn't even allow pickups to be parked anywhere but in garages. Maybe it is because for the last 15 years the largest car we have owned is a Honda Accord.