Saturday, October 8, 2011

Jethro...oh...my...

Oh dear....
John had been acting suspicious....the last few weeks.... disappearing... without a trace...spending a lot of time on the computer....one day... last week...was gone the entire day....{not at all like him....when we are trying to pull the Sale together...} He left a note...saying he was with a friend... and would be back by noon.... but... when 4, rolled around...and no John...I was concerned...I kept asking Mark, if he knew where John might be.... "No"...he said... "No idea"...{ I'd hate to play poker with Mark....oh my....}{ John stays close to home....and won't have any part of a cell phone...}
John has let go of things...he has had for years... The '58 Buick Special...even went... I thought...he was just tired of them...and wanted to put those things, in hands of Folks, who would better enjoy them...
Then...he came rollin' in....with Jethro.....oh my...
an '08 Mustang...
John drove all the way to Kansas City, and back...last week...to bring him home....
Wow....{he left at 3 in the Morn....}
John and I have many 'likes' in common... Fast Cars... and Mustangs... are two...  when they are rolled into one...All The Better!
Jethro...{John named This Mustang.... after LeRoy Jethro Gibbs, NCIS...one of John's Most Favorite Shows....{Mark Harmon...reminds John of his Dear Friend, Mark Prabel, he lost a few years ago, to Cancer....also, an Awesome Race Car Driver...and Builder... he misses Mark, so...and speaks of him often...}
Jethro...is a True Muscle Car... oh my...Sweet Sally...is a Loper...Sweet Little Automatic... wouldn't Scratch a Tire... if Her Life depended on it....She's a Lady...
 Jethro...on the Other Hand... Shoots Flames Out His Tail Pipes! He's Fitted with a Tight Pattern 5 speed....and High Performance Speed Tires....{John says...they are 200. a tire... and remember that when I am Dumping the Clutch...with The Pedal to the Floor! oh...dear....Watchin' the Smoke Roll!!!! }Wowza!
 Jethro has been in a Nasty Fight....The front wheel knocked completely off...the Aluminum Rim...even had a big hole in it... back glass... gone... Radiators...Grill...Front Fender...all Gone... He even had a few parts stolen, from his engine, while waiting to be auctioned off.... I'll have images of him...as he gets put back together... Son, Justin is doing some of the Body Work...and all of the Paint Work...{John can't be near it... it makes him sick, for days...just the whiff of  Chemicals will take him down....} Justin is Learning...on Jethro... a Good Trade to have... He is doing a Wonderful Job!
I haven't seen John this excited over a car....in...well...since the 70 Fastback Mustang, he rescued.... back in the early 80's.... It...was also Fast....he sold it to a young man....and warned his Dad....that car could hurt him....{before they bought it...}it was in a Ball...in a week... The Boy....Wrecked it...and thankfully...wasn't hurt....the Mustang was Totalled.... It was a Beauty...It was Black...with Gold, painted 'Boss' Stripes... I spent hours...hand waxing it.... what a Beauty....
John said, Jethro is mine....I don't think so.... He's All John... I'd like to drive him...sometime... but, John is Sure Proud of this... and he let a lot of his things go...to get it... and.... he's working his tail off.... to put him back together... I Think....this is kind of like Sally....is for me... a "Bucket List"...thing...
I sat in Jethro...today...and put Skynyrd on....Sweet Home Alabama...it just seems Fitting...for a Mustang...
I'll have more images...as he gets put back on his tires... oh dear....
Barb C.
{I gotta tell ya... My Heart Jumped in my Throat...seeing Jethro... On This Trailer....BEAUTIFUL!!! Some folks see a Wrecked Car... Not Me! I See A Most Beautiful Mustang! Wowza!}

{here is John...working on a ding, in the rear quarter...it's really cool watching him...take these dents out...he knows exactly where to tap, around the dent, to work it out....amazing...}

2 comments:

vikki said...

~♥another just gorgeous day...John has some work cut out for him with this sweetie... but know he will do it proud...our son is in the dent repair, so can appreciate what John is doing...looks usually fine to me, but he can find the slightest ding & repairs it! had to laugh over Jethro name...hubby Bills' fave show, also!! tuesday nites great tv nite for him!! when they were digging last tuesday, for the garage footings, they hit the cable tv! OMGoodness, it was ncis nite! HolyMoly! had to laugh about the tv show...pritty soon Bill can watch it in his new man cave/garage! =) with his bowl of icecream {like John, too!} must be guy thing! =) take care sweet friend...will be in touch soon to see what ya got for me! with many hugs & blessings & love, vikki♥~xo

simplyiowa said...

Oh Dear!
Not The Cable!!!!
Oh Vikki! What a Nightmare!!!
{I feel beads of sweat forming on my brow... for John... Cable is King....here! {oh yeah...and a full tub of New York Vanilla!!! : ) }
I'm headed to Northeast Iowa...this afternoon...to take in "Fall"... Wanted John to go...but he's determined to Stay On Getting Jethro in Shape! So...when he get's him done...we'll take another ride....
For today...just me...and Sally...
Love to Ya...Sweet Pea!
Barb C.