As I pulled into the Albertson’s parking lot today, this guy parked a few spaces down.  As I was walking into the store, I had to go back and check this car out.  It’s a 1965 Ford Thunderbird, fully loaded.

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He told me that it cost him $5,500 and he paid $49 a month.  He is the original owner.  The paint and interior are original but he had to replace the engine.

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I thought it was a thing of beauty!!


WOW!!!!!  And yeah, he posed for me!  LOL!


Today is Saturday and we all know what means.  ‘Gardener Day’!!  Remember that discount I was given for referring customers to them?  I thought it was a one-time thing but he told me today that it is permanent because as he said, "You are a good boss!  Some are mean to us"!  I can think of at least 2 on our block!  So today… Mow, feed, weed, prune roses, pretty up the backyard, remove those huge leaves that the winds deposited and oh yeah, blow the dust off of our cars!!  Anyhow, now I’m paying LESS than I originally hired them for!!

Here they are doing their thing at my neighbor’s yard

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My neighbor across the street is now giving them water too!!  So now they are pretty much floating out of here!!

And the equipment in their truck

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Weeding my flower bed

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I haven’t heard a peep from my friends from the northern Midwest so I’m thinking they are either close, frozen on the side of the road or laughing their butts off!!  One of them said she was bringing her cat!!  Now, Bonnie loves cats but she can’t eat a whole one!!! 


Here are the odds for tomorrow, playoff day.

Philadelphia by 4

Pittsburg by 6

The chance of those women showing up at kickoff time??  Off the books!  Pick ’em!!

I kid!!  I would love to meet them.  But my wife is freaking!!  The front yard looks great, The back yard not so great (Hey!!  It’s Winter here too!) and with 3 dogs, the house is kinda messy.  But we have plenty of food, 3 computers, beautiful weather, comfy places to sleep and Disneyland 15 minutes away!!

I really love the song I played last night but I MUST play my "Sunday" song!

I have to play ball with Bonnie now!!

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Have a Great night and a Wonderful Sunday!!

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14 Responses to T-Bird!

  1. Joe says:

    Treating people that help around your yard like that always pays off my friend…reaping the benefits like you are is priceless. That car absolutely was a thing of beauty…wow! My dad absolutely loves stuff like that and spends a lot of time floating from one car show to another. Well, not much else to say…go play fetch Bob! Maybe you can change things up playing tug ‘o war with your speedo! LOL!

  2. Grandma's says:

    Oh my what a beautiful car !! I just love older cars…they had such character…now they all have a generic look.My guess would be the ladies will arrive, once they de-ice their vehicles from the side of the road. Bonnie may not eat whole cats but I’m sure she would love to lick a catsicle….LOLDisneyland 15 minutes away? Beautiful weather? Oranges? Three Computers?…..OK that’s it I’m outta here….California bound (I wish).You have a great night and Wonderful Sunday too, Bob and Becky and all your canines.*Hugs*Karin

  3. Beth says:

    You can run but you can’t hide. We are almost there!Hugs, Beth

  4. Sue says:

    Bob…do you go anywhere without your camera? I just love how you’re able to get photos of the most amazing things, and how the most everyday things seem to take on new life when you photograph them. Me, I usually remember it for the special events, but I"m getting better at taking the everyday….

  5. Ellen says:

    loooooooove that car! WOW — original owner. That’s so amazing! (I’m also a lil’ homesick for So Cal again, as always, when I see your pics. Stop that. hahahaha

  6. CAROL says:

    Last I heard we were in NEB. someplace but I could be mistaken.. Ithink we have to head south but whoever was in charge of the map got it lost inside the van somewhere… Watch your back cause we are comin soon!!! LOL My G/f in oregon owns her own55 T-bird convertible with exchangeable hard top it is a beaut to behold worth mucho $$$$ too. Hope things calm down there you sure need a break before all your "COMPANY" shows up! hehhhe : )

  7. Sanjana says:

    Hey there Bobnot a peep from you and i thought i was the one absconding…………..lol………How you been. cant wait to chat with you online . so much to tell you………………………………

  8. Sanjana says:

    And what and apt name for the car. its a beauty for sure………….gee that guy looks like he is floating on pride……………

  9. Cindy says:

    3 crazy women? Oh Bob, there’s way more than 3 of us. Expect us there around game time!

  10. BRIDGET says:

    You are living proof that there is such a thing as karma. You treated the gardeners good and you were rewarded. That rocks!Oh and another thing that rocks is that Thunderbird. I agree. It is a thing of beauty. Have a great day!

  11. Sue says:

    Pretty cool car! Hope your weekend is filled with fun and surprises!

  12. Kat says:

    Cherry car!!! and Kudos for getting yet another stranger to pose for you! LOL

  13. Laoch says:

    Steelers favored by 6.5 in the bowl over the Cardinals, too little?

  14. Twila says:

    Go Cards! Sorry ’bout your Eagles, maybe next year. My brother had a ’55 TBird. White with that infamous aqua/turquoise trim color inside & out. Interchangeable t-tops too! Don’t know what he ever did with it and he’s long since past now. Kinda’ hard to ask him. But take my word, it was a beauteeeful vehicle too!Bad computers, again? Bob, I told you to stay away from all those porn sites! They’re nuthin’ but trouble, for you and for your computers! 🙂 Hmmm. Wonder how much a service call from ccccold central Iowa to warm, sunny, southern California would be? Might be worth it to get a decent tech to fix those stinkin’ ‘puter problems! I can be packed and on my way by midnight! 🙂 Maybe I should have hitched a ride with the other gals.And I’m still jealous of your lawn care crew! Although recently, we’ve needed snow plows rather than mowers!

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