Archives for: December 2007, 16

12/16/07

Permalink 09:35:55 am, by Email , 591 words   English (CA)
Categories: Blog Your Blessings Sundays

Blog Your Blessings Sundays: Gimme Shelter...

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...

Blog yer Blessings

Oh, the weather outside if frightful... but at least we're looking like stereotypical Canada right now...

The view outside the living room window this morning at the palatial Didier/Darroch compound...

For the last five years, it's usually been a "green" Christmas with days in December being warm enough to go without a winter coat...

...not this year, apparently.

It started snowing last night... and although not a "deep" snow (we supposed to get a maximum of 14" or 36 centimetres...) the wind is whipping it up and causing white-outs... for those not familiar with true wintery-weather goodness, that's like a desert sandstorm... save it's snow.

It's a brisk 12 degrees Fahrenheit or -5 degrees centigrade outside... and the winds are NorEasters... gusting at 33km/h (or 20 mp/h...) Not a big wind, but enough to cause a lot of dry, icey snow about.

It is not a day to be outside... in fact, the television and radio news are telling everyone to stay in because of road conditions.

Yesterday, Sue and I did the lion's share of ALL our Christmas shopping... and then I went out after, when Sue told me "not to pick up too much" and bought about four days worth of groceries... good call.

Another view outside the living room window this morning at the palatial Didier/Darroch compound...

Believe it or not, we're NOT completely staying in... a decision was made this morning to go to a store that is almost literally around the corner to pick up two last gifts... and we are out of salt...

...but days like this remind me of days like this (click here)... and my heart goes out to people who, for whatever reason, do not have a roof over their head... and I'm glad that in Toronto, there's patrols out to literally grab homeless folks and take them to shelters...

Still, there are those who will slip through the cracks... and my prayer is that they will find a way to be safe and sound on days like this.

...and although I do feel a trifle guilty about it, My Blessing Today is Shelter from the Storm.

It will be a nice day to cuddle up with the blogs, some games, a book or two, a documentary, the puppies... all with Sue today...

I hope, wherever you are, you're safe and warm... and that the season is treating you well...

____________________________________________

Blog Your Blessing Sundays is a creation of NeoBluePanther... who may or may not be the famed Luchador!

____________________________________________

RLH 3

HELP US REALISE A DREAM!
HELP US GET RLH 3 - OUR ONE OLD GREEN BUS!

Please, if you have a few minutes...

Click Here to read about the dream itself and why it's so important...

...or...

Click Here to read about how this is more than one person's dream... but a whole family's...

...or...

Click Here for one of our ideas to help raise money for our dream...

...or...

Click Here for another idea to help us raise the funds for our dream...

...or...

Click Here for One Old Green Bus SWAG!

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

Spacer

Permalink 12:00:01 am, by Email , 183 words   English (CA)
Categories: Half-Butt Postings

Hang in there for the blessing...

Sorry folks, we've got a small winter storm happening... and it's playing havoc with electrical service and internet...

...so, not wishing to push my luck, I'm going to put up my BYB Sunday post later in the morning... when things SHOULD be in some semblance of order 'round here.

For now, I invite you to read my "rant" yesterday... and check out the comments... because the "commenter/TV Producer" is a VERY strange duck indeed...

REALLY uncomfortable stuff.

RLH 3

HELP US REALISE A DREAM!
HELP US GET RLH 3 - OUR ONE OLD GREEN BUS!

Please, if you have a few minutes...

Click Here to read about the dream itself and why it's so important...

...or...

Click Here to read about how this is more than one person's dream... but a whole family's...

...or...

Click Here for one of our ideas to help raise money for our dream...

...or...

Click Here for another idea to help us raise the funds for our dream...

...or...

Click Here for One Old Green Bus SWAG!

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

Spacer

D O.U.O.S.V.A.V.V. M
Et In Arcadia Ego

You on FaceBook? Click here if you are and join the Friends of One Old Green Bus!

My Disclosure Policy For Sponsored Posts

The Current Time in Toronto is...


One Old Green Bus

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.

Want to know more about Regent Low Height buses? Click here!

About Me

Our Cafe Press Shop! Buy a shirt, mug, hat, ANYTHING and help support the dream! C'mon, all the REALLY cool kids are doing it! MARCH 2007 - NEW DESIGNS AND NEW STUFF AVAILABLE!!!

Yes, there is a MySpace page for the dream...

ARRGH! And I've now BROKEN DOWN and have a Facebook presence... just search "Matthew Didier"... I'm the happy looking jasper from Toronto, ON...

Old Green Bus Main Page

The Toronto Ghosts and Hauntings Research Society

ParaResearchers

Paranormal Studies and Investigations Canada

Virtually Strange Network

The Paranormal Blog

Nuttin' But Pimp

Life in the Urban Zoo

Pastyme with Good Companye

My Clan - The Carlyles

PSICAN Message Board

The LAW (Live Audio Wrestling)

Figure Four Online

Find-a-Death

BBC News

VERY COOL! Big Green Bus Site

Solar Toronto - University of Toronto Team

Friends

Bill Blunt

Buck Naked Politics

Café at the End of the Universe

Canadian Cynic

The Creative Nerd

DeMediaCratic Nation

exhausticated.com

A Gentleman's Domain

The Gnostic World of Candy Minx

High Strangeness Altoona

The Hot Dog Truck

Hydra

I Can Has Cheezburger

Imaginary Magnitude

Incoherent-ish

Jump in the Ocean

Life At The Edge

Life at Star's Rest

Lucid-Sphere

Mad Gringo

Marketing Whore

Moonlight Becomes Me

Motherhood Metamorphosis

Motivated Motion

Musings of Khlari

Northview Diary

One More Word

Pointless Drivel

RealTalk - Biggus Sissus (My Big Sister)

The Spicy Cauldron

Tethered Cow

Texas RV Travel: USAer Blog

Travels of Stacey

UltraMantis Black

Utenzi Blog

Live from Waterloo

Waterfalls' Paranormal Life

Weird Cake: Treats from a Bipolar Mind

Window in the Web

Writing in Faith

Yellowdog Granny

A Cowboy's Wife

d bImBo WiF D tWiSt

The DeSmog Blog

Fear And Loathing - The Gonzo Papers

For Your Success

Found In The Blogosphere

Home & Business Interest

Lance Storm

The Lives and Times of Anthony McCunee

Raymi the Minx

Rick Mercer

Mistress Regina (Adult Content)

New York Traveller

Pointless Directives

Reflections of Time

Jim Ross

Stacie's Blog

Where am I going? Who am I?

If you're looking to make a little coin from your blog, I whole heartedly recommend Blogsvertise! They've been EXCELLENT and have paid nicely without issue!

Grokodile Blog Directory - Add Your Blog

Blog Soldiers

iPing-it!

Automotive Blogs -  Blog Catalog Blog Directory

Text Link Ads

Apparently, I'm a...

B-List Blogger

...is that a good thing?









PPP Direct






Communicating with Skype...

My status

E-Mail Me At...


Because I really like to lose competitions...
We're in, are you?

December 2007
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
<< < Current > >>
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Weather

Partly Cloudy
-11°C
Toronto, Canada
Feels like: -16°C
Wind: WSW 39 km/h
Today's high: 4°C
Today's low: 2°C
Sunset: 5:50 PM
More...

Search

Misc

XML Feeds

What is RSS?

powered by
b2evolution

Poll

Since it looks like we may need to give up on THE "One Old Green Bus" (the bus itself, not the blog,) which phrase would you say fits this blog best?

View Results



Yeah, Baby!


My blog is worth So Much Money The Mind Boggles!.
How much is your blog worth?

D OUOSVAVV M
Didier Sigillum Militum Xpisti





Click here for the...



...blogroll!



Click here for the...



...blogroll!



Click here for the...



...blogroll!



Click here for the...



...blogroll!



Click here for the...



...blogroll!









Please support the dream by visiting and shopping with our friends below...




Tiger Direct (Canada)
Dell Canada Inc



Who's Online?

  • Guest Users: 12

powered by
b2evolution


Above is NOT a sponsored ad... this is here because Mad Gringo
and the folks who look after it are just VERY cool!


Above is NOT a sponsored ad... this is here because a person
involved in the shop is a very kind person who checks
in on the dream! Please visit the site for great fashions!





Et in Arcadia Ego