Those of y'all who are members of the Classic Opels on Yahoo will remember the nights we had long chats in the chat room till Yahoo changed things and made it a bit difficult to even use the chat room there. Well, there was a close knit group of us that was always there on Saturday night. One of which was Eddy Cailliau. Eddy is in Belgium. Eddy and I met several years ago, on the net, through the sale of a GT bumper, that Eddy was in need of. We struck up a deal, and when it was said and done, a wonderful friendship had been started. Eddy and I have spent long hours on ICQ talking Opels mostly, but, generally about most anything. We even designed a twin tailpipe set-up for my wife's Sportwagon, which Eddy made out of stainless steel and sent it to me. Eddy has a good hand at fabricating and metal working. One of the things we often talked about was meeting face to face. As this was an expensive undertaking, it got no further than just an idea. Well, a week ago this finally came true, as Eddy and his girlfriend, Els, flew here to Atlanta to vacation for almost two weeks. Eddy is the type of friend that would give you the last dollar in his pocket, or the shirt off his back. He has helped me in many deals on EBAY involving people who won't ship to the US, or paying for an auction by bank transfer. I have done the same for Eddy several times in getting things cheaper than he could get in Europe. Eddy has also gotten several 5-spds for me. It was an honor and a priviledge to finally meet Eddy. This is what being in the Opel community is about!
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