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Something today's birthday boy would appreciate...

January 24th, 2009 (08:25 pm)
exhausted

where i am: with Dempsey & Flurry
how i am: exhausted
accompanied by: Hubby's TV chatter

I'm just exhausted, having spent the day with a real estate agent scoping out potential new homes for my dad. Dad lives about 2.5 hours north of us and has decided he wants to move closer to me, as well as his only grandchild (my nephew), who's about an additional 45 minutes away. Wanting to save the 80 year old much of the legwork, his agent and I spent the day on reconnaissance, whittling down the prospects so that he'll only have about a half dozen places to look at.

In the end I think I looked at 12 different units in 6 different buildings in 2 different cities ~ all apartment type condos and, with the exception of 4 units, all worth while looking at.

Only one gave me a SPN moment though...


Can you say classic car buff? With a penchant for muscle cars?

Not convinced yet?

How about this...

Oh. My. God!

LOL, the scary part is, this is actually a really lovely unit too. Check out this angle...


The view is of a protected conservation area and, since Dad is still very mobile, he and his dog would have wonderful trails and places to walk. Do I really want him living right smack dab in my city though? Oh, well... que sera, sera.

So, do you think Dean would appreciate this guy's taste in decor or would it be too much, even for Dean?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HANDSOME...

ETA: screen cap credit goes to oxoniensis


I'm so very, very glad Kripke gave you another one *G*

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Posted by: Rhymes with Morticia (feliciakw)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Jensen promo

Where is that picture from? Because, guh!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Dean Impala

It's a great shot, isn't it?

Thanks for asking, since I should have given credit for the screen cap (it's from Oxoniensis' collection). It's from "No Exit" and yeah, definitely "Guh!" worthy :)

Posted by: heather03nmg (heather03nmg)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)

Aw, you're such a good daughter. When you're done with dad, can you go scope out some places for me to live in California. Thanks ;)

And I hope your puppy is feeling better. You deserve a vacation!!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Dean leans in Impala

You deserve a vacation!!

Well, it's still many months away but... how does Vancouver in late August sound?

Yup, got my gold ticket booked, a hotel room, just have to plan timing and flights and see who else is going so I don't look like the weird loner chick when I get there ;)

I've been so preoccupied with real life these days, I haven't taken the chance to ask you if you'd planned on heading to BC for the con. I'd so love to meet you, if you are *g* - I may have a good friend going but she's not in a position to decide yet and won't be for a while yet.

Are you seriously thinking about moving to Cali? Wow!

Thanks for asking about Dyna. The eye is still swollen and bugging her but the vet is determined we're winning the battle. I so hope she's right!

Posted by: heather03nmg (heather03nmg)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)

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Posted at: January 25th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Wow

Oh wow! That is an amazing collection right there! ;) Good luck helping him to house hunt! That has to be one of the most time consuming, exhausting endeavors I know of! *Hugs you for doing that* And Happy Birthday Dean! I'm glad Kripke decided to let you live on to rock out another birthday!
*Hugs*

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
Dean leans in Impala

Thanks so much. Gawd, was yesterday a draining day. Especially on top of the lack of sleep exhaustion I'm still trying to recover from over Dyna's eye treatments (which is still improving, according to the vet).

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)

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Posted at: January 25th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)

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Posted at: January 25th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Ruth (just_ruth)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)

Good of you to help your dad house hunt! I'm afraid you'd have to tell Dean "the collection doesn't come with the house." Much as I had to tell my daughter when she was six and trying to convince us the one house was "perfect" -"the cat doesn't come with it."

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Gif Dean Bond

"the cat doesn't come with it."

Oh, that is too cute :)

I could so see Dean wanting to squat there, at the least ;)

Or, try to haggle some of the collection into the purchase price he'd be offering!

Posted by: nonniemous (nonniemous)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)

OMG! That's too damned funny!! Dean would be drooling all over that apartment. It is lovely, in general.

And *YUM* for the handsome guy whose birthday it is today!

*licks Dean*

writerinchains and I were drooling over his dad this morning, though. ;-)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
GIF JDM Laughing (outtake)

I wanted to spend more time looking at this home owner's photos and shelves, determined there *had* to be an Impala in there somewhere (LOL).

Posted by: leelust (leelust)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)

It can't be too much for Dean. Come on! Classic cars, the view of freedom? Take it.
As to your dad living too close to you i don't know him but i don't think it could be a problem (i hope not) cos he wants to be closer and, you know, when you have time and opportunity to talk or visit - take it too. life is short.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Impala Road

LOL, yup, I'm pretty sure Dean would love it too :)

I agree that my dad being closer is a good plan. For my own peace of mind though (and the sake of my marriage), I'd prefer him 40 minutes away in the other city we looked at... just so the concept of just popping over won't be as tempting for him. We'll see how it goes. He may well pick one of the other places anyway and, if he doesn't, I'll just have to set some ground rules ;)

Posted by: leelust (leelust)
Posted at: January 29th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Dani (pinkphoenix1985)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)

WOW! that's so cool!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
Boys Impala Lights on

It is really cool, isn't it?

Certainly the classic car buff in me was drooling *g*

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Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
Impala

I'm guessing, from what I can make out in the picture and from the over all collection, these cars are both Chryslers. Despite the Chevy and Pontiac parts, pix, and models I saw in the collection, I'm betting that over all this guy could be called a Mopar enthusiast more than anything. I'm thinking the car closest to the glass case is a Charger or Challenger and the one further out might be an older Charger. It gives me an R/T feel anyway (though there's something niggling in my mind saying I'm wrong and that it's a Chevy).

Where's my sister's ex-fiancee who taught me my love of muscle cars (30+ years ago) when I need him?!

Or Dean or John Winchester? Either of them would do in a pinch *G*

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)

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Posted by: Not Quite by Firelight (tahirire)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
Pure Dean

AWW! What are the ones on the far left of the top shelf?

O-o

Hee, thanks for linking!!

Happy Birthday sweetheart. *smishes him*

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Boys CSPwDT Landscape

I'm 99.9% sure the one furthest from the glass case is a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. Maybe a '67. I'm leaning toward the '68 though, despite my preconceived notions that all 1968 Chargers should look exactly like the General Lee ;).

I'm still struggling with the one closest to the glass... I was thinking a newer Challenger (i.e. 1973'ish) but I may be completely off the mark with the make, let alone the model. It's the headlights that are screwing me up and I must do some research ;)

Edited at 2009-01-25 02:56 pm (UTC)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)

Posted by: smilla (smilla02)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
lips_eyes_dean

The unit looks like a stunning place for your Dad to live in.
As for Dean, age is treating him so well. He looks as stunning as always. *stares*

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: January 25th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Jensen Rocks

that unit is really lovely. I was pleasantly surprised. There is another one I looked at, in the city where I work, that isn't quite as sunny and bright but I still preferred it for what it offers seniors. Ultimately it's up to my dad though so we should know where he chooses in the next week or so.

And, yeah. Siiiigh.... Dean Winchester and Mr. Ackles are definitely improving with age ;)