That feels weird. Sad and weird.

The yellow Jeep, my more-or-less faithful steed since 2008, never belonged to me. It always belonged to Landlady*, and at first it was a reciprocal matter of me keeping it running for her occasional use in return for me using it the rest of the time. Occasionally that was even useful to her, like during Monsoon visits when she left her ride at the county road and I ferried her to and from her place. More and more as time went by it just became a Joel subsidy as there was virtually no chance she was ever going to want to – or even be able to, given my various improvisations in the name of keeping it going on next-to-zero budget – use it or take back custody.

Now more lately Landlady has moved on, having no plans to maintain ties to the Gulch. And I’m afraid this week she made it official. She sent me the title.

Nobody ever gave me a Jeep before. I should probably feel better about that than I do.

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*She hasn’t actually been my actual landlady for twelve years, it’s just her blog name.

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10 Responses to That feels weird. Sad and weird.

  1. Robert says:

    Change can be difficult. Darnit.

  2. Terrapod says:

    Count your blessings, in addition, this proves beyond any doubt that you have a good heart and sound mind (there are degrees of the latter, but it counts).

    As to brass tacks, now it is yours to make last.

  3. Ritchie says:

    So…..hermit with a cult car?

  4. paulb7188 says:

    That will open up a whole new can of worms. Nice to hear she gave it to you.

  5. Mike says:

    I’m sorry to hear this. I enjoyed reading about her visits and the care packages she would bring. Giving you the jeep was a very nice gesture.

    You don’t have to answer this, but I’m curious. What’s to become of her property in the gulch?

  6. mattexian says:

    We can understand this mixed blessing. My late F-i-L gave us the title for his 2010 Toyota pickup, which was already sitting under the carport since it was slightly wrecked, and last month we turned the house inside out trying to find said title, which was still in his name, and still had a lien from the dealership according to the county’s records. So we’ve jumped thru multiple hoops to get this cleared up, as we used it as a trade-in toward my new Nissan pickup.

    So my advice is to get in your name ASAP, make it all official, in case something happens to the paperwork later..

  7. Kentucky says:

    In other words, get right with the “government”. Sad development, but necessary.

  8. midwestmike says:

    Hope landlady is doing ok and not changing long time association because of health issues or aging issues.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Sad ☹️. I too enjoyed hearing of her visits and the care packages. Is she keeping her place or selling it?

  10. coloradohermit says:

    Good news about the jeep. Sad news about landlady leaving the clan.

To the stake with the heretic!