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

12/02/07

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

Blog yer Blessings

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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Comments:

Comment from: SandyCarlson [Visitor] Email · http://slchome.blogspot.com
You made my day--and pretty early on, so I'm going back to bed! That so many people--including the least likely and unexpected--are rooting for you is awesome. May the good guys continue popping out of the woodwork!
PermalinkPermalink 12/02/07 @ 06:37
Comment from: NeoBluePanther [Visitor] Email · http://lifeamongotherthings.blogspot.com
Oh no! My secret is out.

I am still wondering how you figured this one out!
PermalinkPermalink 12/02/07 @ 10:28
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey SandyCarlson... Thanks Sandy... and yeah, if I had a voice today (still under the weather,) I'd be calling my mom thanks to that poem.

Buenos Dios NeoBluePanther... Well, I'm a professional wrestling fan... and follow a few things... and I know that ALL is well provided you're a technico and not a rudo! I mean, I don't want to be subjected to El Nudo Lagunero!
PermalinkPermalink 12/02/07 @ 10:52
Comment from: MsDemmie [Visitor] Email · http://msdemmie.wordpress.com/
That is one cool bus ........ and you are two very cool people and you fully deserve the support you get.

Happy BYB Sunday and have a great week.

(And get well soon!)
PermalinkPermalink 12/02/07 @ 12:38
Comment from: Kuanyin [Visitor] Email · http://www.moonlightbecomesme.blogspot.com
Ya'll certainly deserve to have BOTH bus's for all the hard work you've put into publicizing their plight! Count me as one of your fans with prayers for a Miracle!!
PermalinkPermalink 12/02/07 @ 12:40
Comment from: Paulie [Visitor] Email · http://postcardsfrompaulie.blogspot.com/
Wishing I could help in a monetary way but prayers will just have to do. happy BYB Sunday!
PermalinkPermalink 12/02/07 @ 12:49
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey MsDemmie... Thanks MsDemmie... Fingers are crossed... and there's a GENUINE air of optimism that we will be able to save this bus!

Hello Kuanyin... Thank you... and we're trying and your support and prayers mean the WORLD to us!

Hi Paulie... Thank you... the prayers are VERY appreciated... and our fingers are crossed!
PermalinkPermalink 12/02/07 @ 13:23
Comment from: Gina [Visitor] Email · http://ginasramblings.blogspot.com/
Best of luck on your venture! Happy BYB Sunday.
PermalinkPermalink 12/02/07 @ 14:06
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Thanks Gina!
PermalinkPermalink 12/02/07 @ 14:21

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