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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Richard completes a project!

This is the before....


Now those of you that don't know Richard, might not understand why this is such a momentous occasion in French Lique... so I will explain. Richard is my wonderful and sweet husband. He is a mechanic by trade having worked at the same company for nearly 35 years. He has but one single flaw... yes girls.... just one. He is the KING of procrastination. Richard is a perfectionist, and as happens with many perfectionist, if he cannot do something absolutely perfectly, he will not do it at all. His perfectionism often takes form in incomplete projects. We have a 1965 Corvair sitting in his shop... and two junkers for parts behind the shop... restoration... incomplete. We have a 1960-something Farmall Tractor sitting in the shop, parts everywhere.... restoration... incomplete. Now this is not to say that these projects will never be completed, but for the past 5-years.... well... nuff said.


And this is the After...

So when Richard came into the house this morning to invite me outside to the shop.... well, I was in a state of disbelief. There in the shop driveway sat his newly restored Allis-Chalmers combo mower/tiller/disc tractor... PROJECT... COMPLETE. Here are a couple of pics so that you may understand what it takes to be a true perfectionist... and why, here in French Lique, when Richard completes a project the whole town cheers!

Here's to you my darling husband for a job PERFECTLY DONE! There's always so much to shout about here in French Lique.

6 comments:

Richard said...

Hey and it runs too!

Al the older better looking brother said...

Real Comment:

If I didnt see the before and after pictures, I wouldnt have believed it. I would have thought that Richard had just gone and BOUGHT a newly restored tractor.

Say....Joey. If I were you I'd run out back of the shed. I'll bet you will find the real "before" tractor still out there!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Pretty amazing huh? He's really proud... of the tractor & the shout out on my blog! LOL

carolyn.fleetwood@chachos.com said...

& the baby sister said -
Wonderful! Good Job!

Arich & Syble Harrison said...

Amazing! Hats off to you, from one perfectionist to another.
You're an artiste.
That machine looks brand new.

I'm eager to see that corvair.

Arich

Adam Dylla said...

neato ;) it's too clean to use though