My son Riley and his auto body technician buddies are in Vegas for SEMA, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. The boy has loved cars since he was a toddler and his ability to name automobile makes and models around him was truly uncanny. Now he’s one of the best auto body guys in Puget Sound.
He texted me this picture of the room he checked into tonight and serendipity is most definitely happening. He knows my lucky number and I’m sure he smiled big when he got the room assignment.
Riley’s still having fun with his current project. He’s taking these shots with his new Samsung Galaxy S2, and they’re huge, so I have to run my magic on them to make them manageable for the blog. Here you go:
Diesel is Riley and Jess’s big dog. They’re currently wrapping up the construction of a backyard kennel for this very cool guy. I met him on the last trip to Kent, WA. and he’s a great dog. A new fence is being built, along with the dog house.
Riley’s got a great job. They lay a mangled wreck in his lap, and tell him to fix it.
So what’s he do? He lounges around the shop for two weeks, smoking cigars, drinking whiskey, and surfing the internet for old Jeeps to fix up, and sell.
When the deadline arrives, he uses his Magic Wand and Presto! On top of that, they pay him a bunch of money to do this. Sweet :-)
Update: Just got off the phone with Riley, and he was saying this should have been a total. The technical things he had to go through to get this car back to spec, are amazing. It seems to me like it’s harder than creating the car in the first place. And, no cigars or booze consumed. Very proud of my boy, he took a hit on this one…