It was a challenging morning today. Starting off with not being able to find my car keys, I ended up having to take a secondary car. I had wanted to go birding at Swans Creek, but had forgotten the wind forecast for the day.
Upon arrival, I opened the car door and a 30 mph wind gust grabbed it from me and violently threw it open. When I tried to close the door, the hinge had become misaligned. Because of the high wind, I canceled the birding idea and decided to take the car to the dealership to see if they could fix the door.
It ended up being a fortuitous visit as I had the chance to meet some old salty mechanic dog named Buddy, and to enjoy some beautiful old cars he was restoring.
Buddy is just what you would imagine what an old salty dog mechanic would look like. With a kind and knowledgeable demeanor, and a beard looking like he was a member of ZZ Top. He took a quick look at my car door, went inside and came back out with one hand tool. With one smooth pull, he magically fixed my door. With a gentle smile he said he didn’t want a tip.
I was excited to spend some time hearing more about the two cars he was restoring, and this 1939 Chevrolet was clearly his pride and joy. Got to love it when mornings start off on the wrong foot, but then quickly become great.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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