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Thursday Thirteen Vingt Quatre (Call Jack Bauer!) - Will, Won't, Might...

Before Starting This Post: You may have noticed we've reverted back to the original looking blog... This is NOT because we've had any success... it's because the complaints were a bit thick... so we have changed back. We are STILL begging for help though... and there's THREE buses involved... please click here and read about the three buses... and if you can help in ANY way, please consider it... Thanks...


In a desperate attempt to be original... and a little bit to kinda reign in the pleading of the last few days, I'm doing something kinda odd for my Thursday Thirteen...

Thirteen Things:
Some we will, some we won't, and some MIGHT be!

Basically, these are thirteen things about our quest for the bus...

Read along... you'll get the idea... and I hope you enjoy it.

#13: Will

Should we succeed and get the bus, it's a given we will be overjoyed. I'm betting I personally weep. If When we succeed, I'm sure Sue will get pictures of my weepy-face... and share 'em... dammit...

#12: Won't

We won't be using the bus as a level five containment laboratory for infectious diseases. Sue and I discussed it, and although some people think it would be a great idea, we don't think it's for us.

#11: Might

There's always a chance that we might find our bus is haunted... wouldn't that be a touch cliché! The ghost people have a haunted bus!

In making this statement, you watch... it'll be true and now NO ONE will believe us. many of our friends, when it comes to our studies, believe us now...

#10: Will

To say that the bus will be appreciated by the entire family and our friends is an understatement! We have many people pulling for us... and I know the bus, whichever it may be, will be admired, fawned-over, and generally loved.

#9: Won't

Although it's been suggested, we won't be painting the bus to resemble a red-white-and-blue rocket and trying to jump the bus over the Snake River Canyon as an homage to the late Evel Knievel. Sue looked into the rocket boosters we would need and decided that they were environmentally unsound... not green enough... so we've kaibashed the idea.

#8: Might

We might entertain the notion of putting a bar on board like Ralph Weibel did with his Routemaster (and apparently, his antique Jag)... but that WOULD be for other people to enjoy as Sue and I are honestly teetotallers.

#7: Will

We will be doing our best to fix up our bus... and get it road worthy using our own resources (the begging stops when a bus is in hand!) and we will keep our promise of showing up to a War of 1812 re-enactment in our bus!

#6: Won't

We won't be adding a "spoiler", a five-million watt sound system of nothing by sub-woofers, a chain steering wheel, neon-lights under the body, or any of the other ridiculous things certain (usually young) people do to dress up a car. (I believe they call it "rice"...)

#5: Might

We might, depending on how repairs and such go and how she runs, try to take her for a LONG road trip... perhaps to visit blogging friends in the states... perhaps in Florida... perhaps one's that have THREATENED to do violence to others and run them over... repeatedly... until sculpey bleeds from their innards...

Yeah, we MIGHT do that... :)

#4: Will

If we succeed... we will get good pictures of our little one's face as she finds out.

A while back, she THOUGHT we had succeeded in getting a bus... and I wish ALL of you could have seen her face... it was magic... both Sue and I were agog at how she brightened.

...and it was a terrible shame to have to tell her she was mistaken.

Perhaps next time, we will be telling her good news.

#3: Won't

We won't be installing a disco ball, shag carpeting, or putting large paisley or "flower" designs in the bus. Nope. Won't happen! Sue's promised!

(...Honey? Why was you hand behind you back just then??? You DID promise, right????)

#2: Might

If we got "another" bus other than the real target, if the body was in bad condition or the like, we might paint it green to "honour" our original busly quest... but we're hoping to try and maintain the original bus appearance as much as possible...

#1: Will

In one way or another, we will succeed in our quest! Right now, to make our dream come true, we either need to find $6,250.00 to be REALLY good... in fact, it would pretty much make our lives complete!

...or $20,000.00 to be perfect.

...but RLH 62 (the one in the auction) would be ideal...

PLEASE, click here and read about the three buses... one (or more) of which we're hoping MIGHT end up with us and why...

Thank you for reading!

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Comment from: DrillerAA [Visitor] Email ·
Great list. Very original. I know alot of people that would love to ride on the bus when the dream comes true.

Happy TT
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 07:41
Comment from: Sharon [Visitor] Email ·
What an anticipated adventure! I'm sure it will happen for you, and that will be a blast. :)
Nice list. Happy TT!
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 08:11
Comment from: Penelope Anne [Visitor] Email ·
Awesome twist today, I loved it...but no flowers or disco ball???
Just kidding...pop by my blog later for my T13 you got a role in my theme.

PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 08:42
Comment from: colleen [Visitor] Email ·
Sounds like a plan. But I do think you need a disco ball in it.
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 09:02
You will have fun, I won't forget to keep track of the quest, and we might get into Heaven because of it.

Carry on.
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 09:24
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
Hey DrillerAA... Yeah, but how many ONLY if we install a bar? :)

Hi Sharon... I like that... The Anticipated Adventure! I need a new tag line for 2008 for the blog... and I think that's it! Thanks!!!

Hello Penelope Anne... Sue seemed kinda fishy when she said that she wouldn't put the disco-stuff in... Hmmmm...

Howdy colleen... What is it with this disco thing???

Howyadoin Rian Fike... Thanks Rian... and maybe... if you coulda seen my kid's face when she THOUGHT we'd succeeded, there'd be no doubt that we would... time will tell, however... and we'll see... :)
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 13:07
Comment from: SandyCarlson [Visitor] Email ·
I agree with you about the bling--would definitely be a mistake. I've never seen a low ridin' double decker, anyway!

PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 16:19
Comment from: Linda R. Moore [Visitor] Email ·
So it won't be a nuclear powered bus like in the Big bus then ;)

Good luck...this is a fun TT.

I have two TT13s this week:

Better decluttering through TT13
Calistoga, California for RVers
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 16:47
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
Hey SandyCarlson... Well, they are all three "low heights", so I 'spose they could be considered "low riders"... now I have the song running through my brain.

Hello Linda R. Moore... Egads! I DO remember "The Big Bus"!!!! Thanks for the wishes and I'll check out yer lists shortly.
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 19:45
Comment from: Nicholas [Visitor] Email ·
I hope you succeed in doing all the Wills, and maybe some of the Mights!
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 21:20
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
Hey Nicholas... You just want to hear we ran over "He Who Shall Not Be Named", don't you?
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/07 @ 21:25

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