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Old 07-16-2019, 09:15 PM
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Already told her, if we buy this, I will sell the '69 C10 I brought back from TX, when I met you for dinner. It's complete and running and should sell quite well up here for a decent price. 1 less head of horsepower to find a stable for.
One? Oh boy she does have her work cut out don't she?

I'm just grinding yer gears, man. You two are smack dab in the middle of the time of life where if you can swing your way into a beautiful home thats what you want and need... more power to ya. Have the best you can, I know you (both) have worked to earn it. Be sure to enjoy the hell out of it and make it yours's.

I wish Brian well on his adventure too, just ain't said it. Gonna be a whole different life a year from now and I hope it sets well. Oh I said that was it for tonite. Didn't I? I gotta do thread duty while I can uhmember today.

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Well, I was hoping that dad and I could take the 57 up to the cruise-in this evening. The weather is clear, and he was finally feeling up to it. The 57 had other plans... dead battery. The battery tender was plugged in, but it was no match for the dome light. Pass side door switch out of wack. Again. I guess I need to actually fix it this time.

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I brought the buffer up rom the basement so I can be close to Barb as I work on the trim. I finally got all the side moldings picked and filed. A few of the smaller pieces have met my buffer as well as a bowl of stainless button heads that are now polished.

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Well, I was hoping that dad and I could take the 57 up to the cruise-in this evening. The weather is clear, and he was finally feeling up to it. The 57 had other plans... dead battery. The battery tender was plugged in, but it was no match for the dome light. Pass side door switch out of wack. Again. I guess I need to actually fix it this time.

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That stinks. No jump pack to get 'er running and charge the battery as you drive ?
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Are those aerial Drone pics ??
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It's not very often where I get to work on a REAL car at the shop. Yesterday it was a REALLY nice 56 Buick Roadmaster Convertible! Not only is it a cool car, my brother built the motor in it. I have the car covered in the photo with welding blankets because I had a broken part of the door to weld.

Yep, cool stuff, then today back to late model crap.

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Only thing today was finish detail on an Explorer and did a test paint for the escort. Went to Wal-Mart to get a car model to build and paint, yet none... I guess kids today don't build car models any more. Picked up a Hotwheel die cast and painted it just to see the overall look of the scheme I'm thinking of using for the Escort. I still have to the finish the wing and fix the door

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Are those aerial Drone pics ??
I like the thought of a fast 4-door. I had a 72 Fury and was one of the fastest around, but you wouldn't know it. I'm building a G Body Sedan now, maybe LS Swap, but still looking for 455 to put in it.
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Are those aerial Drone pics ??
Which pics are you referring to ? If it is the pics of a home I posted, yes. Drone pics of property for sale is the new big thing with realtors. It is nice to see the area around a location, rather than just a small part of the yard.

When I saw the drone pics, I told my wife, if we buy this, we should put up a tall observation tower on the back acre, so we can claim we have a "river view home"...
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It's not very often where I get to work on a REAL car at the shop. Yesterday it was a REALLY nice 56 Buick Roadmaster Convertible! Not only is it a cool car, my brother built the motor in it. I have the car covered in the photo with welding blankets because I had a broken part of the door to weld.

Yep, cool stuff, then today back to late model crap.

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Good cool stuff. That is one helluva ride, nice.
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No working on my junk to report, I just continue to be amazed. The GTP is like a maintainence camel or something... goes uncanny long times with no needs.

But... in reference to quilting and dirt napping...

I had six uncles but in recent years they have mostly expired. Down to one now, and the oldest aunt got a terminal diagnosis this week. Pancreas engulfed in cancer.

Hang on, I am gonna make something positive of it. Lots of men that vintage wear dress shirts all the time. One uncle made it a hobby seeking out the best deals. Last two uncles had closets-full of those which my Mom made into really nice quilts for the widows.

I think thats a great idea, very thoughtful. When the quilt group sends blankets with Bible verses on them to kids in countries where God doesn't go by the name Jesus, well not sure how cool that is. But...

Get some nice but cheap shirts before you die. Don't leave your ol lady with just a drawer full of Chevy Power t-shirts. Mine would be all black Shack shirts but I don't think I'll be leaving anyone behind.

If that was too wierd, sorry guys. The shirts quilts are a nice thing on more than one level, thats my point.
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No working on my junk to report, I just continue to be amazed. The GTP is like a maintainence camel or something... goes uncanny long times with no needs.

But... in reference to quilting and dirt napping...

I had six uncles but in recent years they have mostly expired. Down to one now, and the oldest aunt got a terminal diagnosis this week. Pancreas engulfed in cancer.

Hang on, I am gonna make something positive of it. Lots of men that vintage wear dress shirts all the time. One uncle made it a hobby seeking out the best deals. Last two uncles had closets-full of those which my Mom made into really nice quilts for the widows.

I think thats a great idea, very thoughtful. When the quilt group sends blankets with Bible verses on them to kids in countries where God doesn't go by the name Jesus, well not sure how cool that is. But...

Get some nice but cheap shirts before you die. Don't leave your ol lady with just a drawer full of Chevy Power t-shirts. Mine would be all black Shack shirts but I don't think I'll be leaving anyone behind.

If that was too wierd, sorry guys. The shirts quilts are a nice thing on more than one level, thats my point.
The shirt quilts are a good way to help someone "live on" for family. I have one aunt left, she is 92 and still living on her own, she is an amazing woman for sure.

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The shirt quilts are a good way to help someone "live on" for family. I have one aunt left, she is 92 and still living on her own, she is an amazing woman for sure.

Brian
Any gal that makes 90 is quite a lady. Dad's Dad was delivering Meals on Wheels still, about then. Boy I'd sling an arm around Aunt B but can't reach quite that far. I got a pic of her smiling with quilt but just imagine it please. Hospital.

Research was done that I saw somewhere, which concluded if you take away aging and disease humans would still only live 4-600 years. In that time, an accident will kill you. Based on statistics. Bit of a thinker there. I should have been dead several times by fifty.

Speaking of that, whew close call this morning with a Flex. Lady with a small kid in the front seat was at a stop behind a semi making a dufus left turn and here comes IDJ booking the speed limit in the right lane. Last instant, she changes lanes and theres that little boy watching me panic stop. I crammed the brakes so hard, they felt different and seemed to pull on the rest of the commute. My hands shook clear until I got on the little road by work.

Footloose's young'un came by with a loaner 2019 Civic this morning. Said it has a button you press and it steers for you. If you turn that off, and get "too" close to a road stripe, it "corrects" you. Oh helllll noooo. That would have gotten me a little boy hood ornament with Xes for eyes this morning. And I run with SIR and ABS disabled. They didn't get me this time but when that happens I just about ought to immediately park and take a walk or something. Really rattles my cage. I was worried to death about Mom driving to Aunt by herself yesterday. She's the family baby but no spring chicken.
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That stinks. No jump pack to get 'er running and charge the battery as you drive ?
Yep, got one of those. Didn't even try it as the battery was pretty flat. The tender mounted in the car had given up. Red light blinking says "charge aborted". I let the regular charger run for about 45 minutes and it kinda sorta almost cranked over. We just called it a night. Had to move the regular charger over to the mower, so the tender got hooked back up and was working when I shut the garage.

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Still buffing my little heart out. I should have the windshield trim done soon and will have everything together to install the windshield.

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