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This is going to be a long story. Parts have already been posted, but here is the whole story. We decided to sell our 98 ML 320 after years of good use. At 157,000 miles we figured we would get some money out while we could. Plus we had some repairs here and there-all after 150,000 miles but it helped us make up our minds about selling.

We ended up selling to an exporter in New Jersey who claimed to be exporting it to Jordan. I don't know about this, all I know is that his check cleared so I am happy. We test drove several ML's including an ML 55 AMG. We even considered a Pontiac Vibe.....until the test drive. We decided on a 2001 ML 320 in Chicago. So last Saturday I took the train from Flint to Chicago (only $21.60 with the AAA discount!) and bought the truck. Drove back the same day.

The truck was filthy. Spent a good part of the day Sunday cleaning the interior. Took my wife into the hospital on Sunday night. Monday morning at 9:24 am our son was born. Brought them home on Tuesday. Washed and waxed the truck that night.

The first picture is the old ML being loaded onto the carrier. My 3 year old was upset. We brought him home from the hospital in that one. The picture of our new one is when he is about 8 hours old.....the rest you will figure out I am sure. If the pictures are not clear, sorry. This is the first time I tried resizing using Photoshop.
 

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Good Job Mike! Congrats on your new baby! And believe it or not, I have never seen a money green ML before. Very Pretty truck Sir!!! And an exporter??? Jordan??? How the heck did you find that guy??? What a terriffic story. Keep in touch friend...

- VIC
 

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I can't believe that you got away with WASHING, let alone WAXING your truck on the night your baby was born. It's obvious that you have a secret, my man!

Congrats!!!
 

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Congrats Mike, and....yep, nice garage too - and, Oh! good looking kid!!!!! Post pics of new ML after you're done with diapers.
 

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Thanks everyone. I was in the middle of building a shed in the back of the garage to move all non automotive items into. I have the ground level and most of the frame done. I just have to see what I can get done this weekend. Hopefully 9x10 will be enough to free up some space.
 

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I am having so much fun resizing pictures in Photoshop-here are some garage pictures. Cleared out is in the summer, packed in there is the winter. I think you can see why I need more storage!
 

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Congratulations on the new addition to the family...
Nice truck, enjoy.
 

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Mike

congratulations on your new baby and of course your new ML. I've noticed you have you neon lite still on ,are you using your garage for business at night? lol j/k

enjoy...
 

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I leave it on for my dog. Since I have the shop lights hooked together, I either could have 2 on all the time or 4. So I took the rope light that used to line the stairs to the basement and put them up in the garage. The basement used to be our movie room, so the red lights for there for that effect.....but it got old.
 
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