I’ve mentioned before that the Dodge lives in Joel’s garage instead of at my house. This is the perfect arrangement because Joel is the main person working on the Dodge plus he lives near our big brother, Don, who is a mechanic and stops by often to help out. Still, it’s kind of a bummer that I live 30 some miles away because I don’t get to work on the Dodge that often. But I don’t end up feeling that left out because Joel sends me text message updates on his progress several times a week.
Last Sunday evening, my iphone told me I had a text message from Joel. I looked and found a picture and this message: “Super rad sheet metal.”
“From mom and dad?” I texted back. I figured the nice piece of sheet metal came from our parents – in part because I recognized our Mom’s shoes in the picture and our parent’s family room carpet but also because Dad knew that we desperately need some sheet metal to patch the Dodge’s rusted through floorboards. And Dad pretty much has one of everything in his garage so it only made sense that Dad would have found some sheet metal to send home with Joel. Dad is nice like that.
“Yep,” was Joel’s reply. What a great gift! And Dad sent Joel home not just with one shiny piece of sheet metal but two!
I found it interesting that Dad happened to give Joel sheet metal that day because the night before I dreamed that one of us found some sheet metal. In my dream the sheet metal fit in the front of the car perfectly with no cutting or bending required (Hmmm, interesting. I’m having Dodge related dreams now) and we were able to patch the rusted floor.
Well, these pieces of sheet metal are flat and it’s going to take some doing, and the proper tools which Joel does not have, to get the metal cut and shaped to fit. We’re a ways away from actually having a patched floor so that we can drive the Dodge and not see the street through the holes.
But having the sheet metal for the project is more than a good start.