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“touch up”

I was beginning to worry we may not have one, but today we found the floor! It feels so good to walk through the house without tripping over cardboard boxes and plastic bins. We filled 20 Hefty black bags with junk. TWENTY. Sorry, taxpayers, for paying to ship all that stuff here. We’re hoping to repay our debt with some pretty sizable donations (four huge storage bins worth plus a roof rack, dog crate, and entertainment stand.)

As our junk-load is getting lighter, our bodies are not. We failed to make it to the gym again today. All we had time for was another short run by the house before making a late appearance at Mass, followed by a trip to visit our friend Tom … the Jeep fixer-upper.

When we called to let him know we were on our way to give it a test drive he said it was “good to go,” and he even did some touch-up painting for us. When we saw the truck for the first time a few weeks ago, we fell in love with the understated tiki men on above the fender on the right side of the car. So islandy! The rest of the paint job, in my opinion, was perfect – just a matte green coat. When we picked it up today, the Jeep had a little more “flare” than we expected.


Touch up painting! What in the … ?!? I mean, are you kidding me? Those black triangle stripe things were NOT part of the deal-io. I personally cannot stand the new tattoo, but Daniel doesn’t mind too much. We eventually asked Tom what it would take to revert back to the previous green color. He basically said it’s not possible without re-painting the whole dang vehicle. Great – that’s not happening.

Now, I shouldn’t be so critical; the reason he added the black tat was because he had to patch some rust spots with fiberglass, and without the added paint, you’d see the patch job. Honestly, I think I’d rather see the patches. But then again, I’m not the one that will be driving around in the Hot Wheel mobile. Oh well, like I said, Daniel doesn’t have his panties in a wad about it. So maybe I am being dramatic? Nah, I just have superb taste.

The silver lining? As Daniel pointed out, the Jeep doors will probably be less desirable objects to thieves since they’re so, um, obvious …

I think I’m just going to have to work on laughing this one off.

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