...and no, it's not another pet! But it is a new pet project for him. He and his buddy, Helio, recently purchased a 1971 VW Micro Bus. The plan is to fix it up and sell it for some profit. Neal had to tow the bus from the house where it had been sitting idle for a year, but when he got it to our house, it cranked up and ran within no time. That made the boys very happy, indeed. Less engine work means less outlay of money and more profit!
The inside is pretty nasty looking and worn, and some seats are missing, but it does have some cool features like a drop-down table and a child cot that mounts above the front seats. Apparently someone used it as a trash dump because it was full of beer bottles, boxes, miscellaneous tools and junk. Neal and Helio spent a few hours yesterday cleaning everything out, vacuuming, hosing it inside and out and just tinkering. Then, they took the dogs for a ride in their new bus, which I call Blue Bayou, and came home for a celebratory shot of whiskey.