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Blog Your Blessings Sundays: Everyone seems to be pulling for us...

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Now, don't get me wrong... I know that the (literally) thousands of people that come by here each day are rooting for us... well, most of 'em are... but when I mentioned (on Friday and yesterday,) about the 1948 Leyland PD-1 that is Illinois and destined to be scrapped in a couple of weeks unless sold...

...and mentioned that "we" would be thrilled to take on this old bus as a project...

...there's no other word... The "Woodwork" opened up to expose MANY fans and friends... most of them telling us how we should... heck, most of them telling us how we NEED to go after this bus.

Something I don't share is how much my volume of e-mail (not comments, but actual e-mails sent either through the form on this blog or the mail link on the side-bar...) from this venture... to be honest, it's slight... usually five or six e-mails a day... usually one or two "flamers", trolls, or haters a week to tell us how much we "suck" or the like.

Anyway, on Friday... fourteen... Saturday, another "bakers" dozen (thirteen)...

...all the mails have been positive...

...and some from friends and family I didn't THINK were all that interested in our kookery!

All saying, "GET THAT BUS!" and/or words to that effect.

I have to admit... I was gobsmacked by SOME of the folks who are suddenly pulling for us... but there they were!

Sadly, we don't have the $3,809.00 ($2,200.00 to buy, $2,300.00 to ship... thanks to Dave for the info on the latter... minus $391.00 collected already...) I figure it would take to get this bus (above and beyond what we have,) and no one has offered to help us out in that department... so chances are, we won't be getting that bus...

...but what it DID prove is that indeed, many people... including some I wasn't expecting... are pulling for us and our kooky dream.

My blessing for today is the friendship and support of those you hold dear... that sometimes comes from where you least expect it!

Now, I gotta be honest about TWO things...

First of all, EVEN IF we got this old "red" bus in Illinois, we'd still be TRYING to get ahold of our One Old Green Bus here on the blog... granted, we'd be THRILLED about the new acquisition... and it WOULD take the sting out of any failure... especially with our kids... but RLH 3 (the One Old Green Bus) holds a special place for us... and we gotta try.

Second, we REALLY don't want to see this bus scrapped... and the fella who currently owns it is losing his "storage space" and MUST sell or scrap... so if you're in the Illinois area and interested OR you would be willing to save a wonderful old vehicle, it would make us AS HAPPY to know that the bus is safe from the scrappers...

PLEASE Click Here, scroll down to the 1948 Leyland PD-1... and consider buying "One Old RED Bus" (and let us know if you do! She deserves better than the scrap yard.)


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