Time for some changes. Time for me to stop clutching and shifting. (Although that is a security feature given that so many can't). Time to stop slipping and sliding in the snow.
Looking back I see that I wrote a post about the poor little truck during the height of Cash for Clunkers (another "clunker" Obama policy)
From July 28, 2009: Define clunker
I have a 1996 Chevy S-10 pick-up. Do the math. The poor truck is thirteen years old. If truth be told, it’s never been what I would call a high quality vehicle.
My wife thinks it is a clunker. In fact, she refuses to ride in it unless there is no other choice...
But the feds don’t think so. I spent a little time on the cars.gov site. It turns out that that the feds don’t consider it worth their while to get it off the street. No tax-funded voucher for me. I don't really want one. I was just checking.
What scares me, is that the same people will also decide if my knee is bad enough to need a replacement, or if I should just take a little blue pain pill.