Post details: Hard Night...

12/14/07

Permalink 12:00:01 am, by Email , 542 words   English (CA)
Categories: General Shtuff

Hard Night...

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...

See that bit above? Man, I tell ya... if I ever meant it more, I don't know when.

I know, I'm reusing this graphic (above) with good reason...

Over the last two days, I invoked a story about when the kiddollo mistook something Sue and I were talking about and thought we'd gotten a bus.

Well, Thursday night we were rolling through that story over dinner... and the kid looks up at me sadly and says, You're not getting the bus, are you?

I kinda recovered... Oh honey! We will get a bus... it's just not coming right now. I'm working on it!

She then said, Yeah, but it's been like years... I don't think we're gonna get it.

I just assured her we would at some point... that somehow, a bus would be in our future...

A little later on, she came over, gave me a big hug and said, I won't be sad if we don't get the bus... but I hope you and mom get one soon. and with that made her exit to go and listen to her Hanna Montana CDs in her room...

Sounds dramatic... don't it...

It was.

*Sigh*

ThinkThinkThink... gotta find a way...

Like I said, I'm scramblin'...

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If I do have any wealthy relatives or fans out there... I have to say it ONE MORE TIME...

This one is probably our best chance...

...followed by this one (scroll down to the 1948 PD-1)...

I think the "Green Bus", at $20k to start to contemplate the process of getting, may have to wait...

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Okay... Now I KNOW a few of you are FED RIGHT UP with the begging and whatnot... and I shall reign in again... but I needed to outwardly get this episode communicated... call it a purge of sorts to try and shake the cobwebs... kinda like this old post where I originally put the Simpsons' graphic up...

Tomorrow, instead of the usual "How The Week's Gone" post, I'll do something more entertaining and lighthearted... promise!

...just need a day to reconfigure the thoughts, come up with ideas... and try to find $6,250.00... or $2,200.00... just to prove a point... a VERY important point I think... to a tweenaged girl.

ThinkThinkThink...

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Comment from: Candy Minx [Visitor] Email · http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/
Well..I'd love to donate something for you to continue your fundraising.

I suggest you comeup with a fundraising kind of project. I don't know what I would donate at this second...but I'll come up with something.

Here is a blog that was set up sort of like a "garage sale" or a bidding center.

http://v-bay.blogspot.com/

I sent them a photo of my donations and they could post everyone's picsand details. There were a wek or so of bidding...by posting email in the comments...and then if someone bought something...they went through paypal.

It's all still there so you can get a clear picture of how it worked.

How about we make a trade...you ask your visitors to link my blog in a psecial post here...

and I'll donate at least two items to your fundraising project. Like a book...or a small drawing...I'll have to look around to see what I've got...

Just an idea...


PermalinkPermalink 12/14/07 @ 14:48
Comment from: Candy Minx [Visitor] Email · http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/
Another idea occurred to me...what about trying to make the bus run ona fuel cell or something other than evil corn fuel (which a bushel of corn takes a half gallon of petroleum oil to grow...so it's even worse for emissions than regular oil)

Perhpas the idea of a environmentally friendly vehicle might inspire people more than another gas guzzling vehicle on the road...it is scary to think of how much emissions would occur with a bus like this...especially considering it's not public transit.

I believe you need to revamp and spruce up your vision for the times...and figuring out how a fuel cell...or another method of energy...elecric motor run by solar panels on the roof????

Just mightbe an educational and spiritually viable project that would teach children and others something about transportation?

I'm just throwing this stuff out there...I like everyon to follow their dreams and maybe when we have dreams...we always need to reconsider them and tune them to the times...and our own transformative experiences?

You know...life long learning works for dreams and goals too!

I'm here for ya...and trying to come up with some ideas...
PermalinkPermalink 12/14/07 @ 14:55
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Candy Minx... Sorry for the delay in responding... last night was a combination office Christmas Party and Sue needing nursing from a flu bug!

I'll have a look in on the garage sale... perhaps that might be an answer! Thank you for the kind offer of a donation... and yeah, you got the wheels rolling!

As for the "Eco-Bus"...
http://doubledeckerbuses.org/blog/index.php/2006/08/04/
...great minds. :)

You'll also notice a link on my sidebar...
http://www.thebiggreenbus.org/

It's something we're thinking of for sure... but it will require a LOT of thought... and either a "hands on" look at the engine or GREAT schematics to find out how we can do it...

...but it would need to be in our hands first...

...and I can't promise too much in case it's too difficult to complete.

I do want an "eco-bus" though as you know that I'm a staunch (but moderate) environmentalist...
PermalinkPermalink 12/15/07 @ 07:47

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