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   Posted 5/4/2010 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I got up very early this morning and had my son drive me to Portland Oregon (1 hr 45 min) and caught a flight to Boise, ID. I had a car dealer pick me up at the airport with a car I bought for my wife. She has always wanted a convertible so that is what she got. Why a convertible in Oregon? Then I had to take care of all the paperwork and drive another 8 hours home. Since my wife was still at work when I got home it gave me time to wash it up and it is sitting pretty in the garage for when she gets home tonight. What a long day and now I will have to recooperate for the next few days. This ought to take care on any special days I miss for the next year or two possibly even more.  

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   Posted 5/4/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   

That is the sweetest thing I've heard in a long time :) You are a very special person... and your wife sounds the same...

And, you're right.. that bought you a few years - AT least :)

Thanks for sharing,

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   Posted 5/4/2010 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW FJ! You are THE Man! Let us know her reaction when you get a chance. I'm sure she'll thank you properly. ;-)

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   Posted 5/4/2010 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
WooHoo!!! You go, FJ!

I agree you've scored a lot of brownie points for this! Will keep your account from being overdrawn for a long, long time!

I'd love to see her face when she sees it!


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   Posted 5/5/2010 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Let us know what your wifes reaction was when she first saw the new convertible. Bet you got some extra loving that night, lol. You are a big sweetie!!!!
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   Posted 5/5/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow ! Thats great work but your setting the bar really high for us regular guys !!LOL Just kidding I think its wonderful be sure to video her reaction ! I'm sure she'll be blown away !! Mikel

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   Posted 5/5/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Fatherjohn! You are making us other guys look bad! :)

Very cool thing to do, and so much like me as well. I love doing things like that! :)
Excellent choice, and please do let us know what her expression is when she sees it! :)

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   Posted 5/5/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
What an amazing gift of love!!! I hope she enjoys it as much as you've enjoyed making it happen.


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   Posted 5/5/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes she was pleasantly surprised. We had been talking about one and she wanted a certain color combination and that was why I had go all the way to Boise. She got home late from work but I waited up for her and she had to go sit in it for a little bit. I even had one of her favorite CDs in it so it was already when she turned the key. She did ask me permission to take it to work this morning. She is so cute. She knows now that these next few days are low key for me as it was a long ride. We all make sacrafices with our pain and there are times when we just have to stretch the limit to still enjoy life. If the rain lets up, another guy in the church wants me to go help mow a few lawns for some elderly widows. I just posted this not to draw attention to me but to encourge all of us to take the effort to do something for someone. I know my wife was extremely pleased but so was I to see that I could do something to bless her. Hope all have a great day. Blessings!

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   Posted 5/5/2010 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
     Father John,
      Oh my goodness! Oh how increadibly loving! I can imagine it is indeed a mothers day to remember!



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   Posted 5/5/2010 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
that was so sweet...and now you deserve the rest...
I hope everyone has a good mother's day this weekend....
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   Posted 5/5/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   

"You done, did Good!!!!!" You should be getting a whole heck of a lot of "at-a-boys" for that one! I am really impressed!! But you did set the bar rather high for the rest of us though!!! Now I really am, kind of glad I'm not married any more! With the treatment that you'll be getting for now on, you should be wearing a big smile allot more often, that is for sure!

Good Job!!!

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   Posted 5/5/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Now You see what you've gone and done? You know that I know that she deserves the car and a whole lot more!!!! Your wife is a Saint! Oh, OK>>>
>> You ain't so bad either!!! Way to go Old Boy!!!!
PS> Hope the pain you got from all that plane/car riding goes away soon!!!

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   Posted 5/5/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   


You are amazing!!  Everyone I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Fatherjohn last year and she is just as wonderful as FJ but a little bit prettier tongue

Happy Mothers day everyone!


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   Posted 5/6/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, fatherjohn! That was so sweet & thoughtful of you! It takes a really special person to do something like that. :-)


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   Posted 5/6/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow Father John.  That's a really sweet thing to do for your wife.  She's a really lucky lady to have such a sweet and loving husband like you. 
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   Posted 5/6/2010 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
You know I keep having this image of you and your wife zipping around with the top down and somehow that car sprouts wings and off you go on a real adventure! :-)

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