Archives for: August 2006, 18

08/18/06

Permalink 05:15:23 pm, by Email , 275 words   English (CA)
Categories: Any News?, General Shtuff

Welcome to our Current Renter - Normally, this is Sue's job, but...

Normally, Sue does the welcomes... but she left it to my tender mercies today... (because she did the "We Need a Renter" post below...)

Recommended

A hardy and happy welcome to our current renter, Recommended which details links, gadgets and general cool stuff in and around the ol' information super highway!

Lots of tech and non-tech coolness and definitely worth a visit!

Sue's better at this, isn't she...

I do apologise to Recommended as Sue tends to make these more "sexy" and fun... but I promise I did do my best!

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Special mention go to our travelling friends in Texas, Texas RV Travel: USAer Blog who offered to re-rent us again... but we had to pick one and made the hard choice... but please note, we do have a permanent link on the right-hand side of this blog to their blog!

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Snakes... on a plane!

One more quick note before calling it a Friday... I have to admit shock and astoundment at the fact that my exceedingly clever pop-culture reference about Sam Jackson was not commented on in yesterday's posting!

I mean, that was comic genius!

Although, I do want to point out... my Sam Jackson joke was a joke... the article about the haunted 747 was not.

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The usual last note on the old blog... PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM!

Please don't forget about our pixel ad site, HelpCoverTheBus.Com and our PayPal donation button (see the upper-right hand side of the blog) and, of course, the NEW Cafe Press shop for T-Shirts and shtuff! (...and who doesn't need some shtuff!)

Please help us make this dream a reality and save a piece of history!

...an entire family would thank you!

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Permalink 01:59:24 pm, by Email , 99 words   English (CA)
Categories: From The Desk of Sue

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Share blog space with us! Your blog will be prominently displayed right at the top and we'll write at least one entry about you.

We are currently averaging between 500 - 1,000 unique hits per day from a variety of sources including our regular readership.

All this for cheap rent ... :)

Added bonus ... we are friendly Canadians with plenty of real Canadian beer in the fridge! .. ;)

So go ahead and click on the Rent My Blog button to your upper left ... we'll save a cold one for ya!

Cheers!
Sue

From the T.G.I.F desk of Sue ... Have a Great Weekend!

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This blog was started in April of 2006... its original itent was really twofold. One was to be a "sounding board" for it's author... and the other... well...

At the time we started this, your humble author was unemployed and going through the usual crisis situations that arise from being jobless.

We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

We kind of adopted one bus... Regent Low Height 3... as Our Bus... and we used to talk about what we'd do with "our bus" if we got it... from fixing it up to the trips we'd take on it.

Along the way, we became students of the history of this bus which HONESTLY seemd it was truly for us... trouble was, we couldn't afford the bus and weren't in a position to work towards the bus... so we had a couple of options...

Since the bus' position was sketchy (there's a chance she might be sold for scrap or "carved up" in other ways,) we could forget about her and pretend she didn't exist...

...or we could TRY... ask for help... put our dream of owning and saving "One Old Green Bus" into the universe and see what happens...

As of February, 2008, we knew that there was a perspective buyer for the bus (not us, obviously,) and made some difficult decisions... The first was that we wouldn't "beg" for help anymore and give the little money we received to a few different charities both online and off... and the second was simply hope that either we find a corporate sponsor (for an "ad" idea we have, click here to about read that,) or even a patron who see's the value in a silly family's dream...

But, if the bus is about to be purchased by someone who's planning on restoring it and they "get there first", we wish them well and are glad that at least Our One Old Green Bus is in a safe place being looked after.

For now, though, we are still hoping WE might be the ones to get our One Old Green Bus and see a family dream come true...

Regardless, this blog WILL continue... and we will still "go for" a bus of our own... but this blog will ALWAYS be dedicated to our own One Old Green Bus.

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