Restoration Wednesday

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From Merriam-Webster:

Definition of BASKET CASE 
1 : a person who has all four limbs amputated 
2 : a person who is mentally incapacitated or worn out (as from nervous tension); also : one that is not functioning well or is in a run-down condition  

Examples of BASKET CASE 
I was so worried about losing my job that I was a complete basket case. 
A business that was once very successful but is now a financial basket case 

First Known Use of BASKET CASE 

This 928 spent most of its life in heated storage since the former owner, now dead, bought it in 1989.  He owned a restoration business and had pulled apart the car for a full respray/dent repair when he fell ill and unfortunately passed away.  

I bought the car from his son who also worked in the shop.  He and his family are packing it up for sunny weather and moving the business to Arizona.  Hence there forth a basket case in my front yard and in my brain.  

43K miles, automatic, new leather interior.  Eh, it’s a project!

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