I just bought a truck. My first, I'm embarrassed to say. Of course, I've wanted a truck for as long as I can remember, and I've been bugging my wife about getting one for at least six years. For the first three, she cited such things as gas mileage, passenger room, and expense. But then I tried the old handy-around-the-house argument: "You know, for hauling firewood and getting compost for the gardens." And since then, she's been coming around, albeit slowly.