Just for fun we would search the internet to see what was out there, but everything was so expensive. One day, I found a really cheap trailer on Craigslist loaded with everything we needed for an ice cream business. Of course, it was too good to be true because it was some crazy scam. What a disappointment. I never thought we would find a truck that two stay-at-home moms could afford. We tossed around the idea of a food trailer because there were more available and they cost a bit cheaper than a truck. But the thought of either of us pulling a trailer sounded a little scary. And food trailers are everywhere. I have never seen a real food truck in Stark County. The novelty of a food truck to us was the brand we were going for. We continued to look around for fun, but never thought we would actually find a truck in our price range.
Sure enough, Steve was driving through town one day and saw an old box truck. He mentioned it to us, but he thought it would be too expensive. We called and the asking price was only $2500. Wow! We might be able to make that work. On a cold snowy day the four of us went to test drive the truck. Wouldn’t you know it didn’t start! So disappointing! Matt and Steve thought it was the battery. After the guys installed a new battery, it started right up. But since the truck had fake plates, they could only drive it in the parking lot. Thinking it was still a good deal, we came in with an offer of $2300. The owner must have been really excited his truck worked that his counter offer was $3000. Can you believe that! What a bummer. Needless-to-say we walked.
Back to searching the internet for fun. A few days later I ran across an ad for a fleet of trucks in the next town over. Sara and I decided to do a drive by to see what the truck looked like. We arrived and got out of our car and we were nearly attacked by a million birds. Seriously, I have never seen so many birds in my entire life. Was this the right truck for us? Stay tuned.