By: Jon Maib
Have you ever heard the term, "patience of Job"? It's based off of Job (JOHB) from the bible. It describes a man that was patient with God despite so much going on in his life. I do not have the patience of Job. Now that the project CJ7 is painted, all I want to do is drive and play around with it. However, the paint job is not done. Due to my lack of painting skills, it has a bunch of orange peel that needs to be addressed. However, this is where I am completely impatient as I have put most of the Jeep back together including all the small items like hood latches, etc. I even got it inspected and registered for the road. What's that mean for color sanding the Jeep? Well, makes it more difficult if I leave the parts on or creates more work to take everything back off. Part of my problem is I don't want to spend hours in the hot garage to do it right. Does that mean I'm going to leave the paint as is and just enjoy? For right now, yep. I am going to fix it because it does bug me, but not being able to drive the Jeep bugs me more... so for now, if you see it in person, just know the paint isn't done yet.

Not much really going on in our little part of Texas these days. Hopefully with the CJ being mostly done, ok, not even close, but it is driveable, I can get to work doing some fixes on my 1997 Jeep TJ. The TJ has graced the pages of this magazine since almost the inception of C4x4. It was actually our first project vehicle we had on here, but lately, it's beginning to show its age. It has a freeze plug that is beginning to leak and needs to be replace. The down side here is that the freeze plug is hidden behind our Borla headers, which means that half the engine needs to be taken apart just to get to it. Haven't had the time nor the energy to tackle that just yet, but it's on the list of things I need to tackle. I really need to get on it because it is now my primary wheeling vehicle as we recently sold our Project Vulture. So look forward to the TJ gracing the pages of C4x4 once again.

Hopefully everyone is doing ok with pandemic part 2 and you and your families are safe and healthy. If you are fighting health battles right now, remember Philippians 4:6-7:

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Does this mean if you follow this everything will get better? Nope, but remember God allows everything for a reason, even if we don't understand or are hurt. Just give it to God and he will take care of you, he did for Job!