Post details: ...and then there were two... but both are VERY important...

12/18/07

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...and then there were two... but both are VERY important...

In the busly news front... RLH 62, which was on auction on eBay... has been SOLD!

I wish the new owners luck and hope it brings you much enjoyment as it should.

This still leaves us with the TWO old double-deckers... Barton Transport #512 which has less than a WEEK before the current owner said it will need to be sent to the scrap yard... so we hope that someone might find $2,200.00 to either own it themselves or donate it to a worthy family who's been SUBTLY hinting... to be honest, EITHER will do, just help us prevent this wonderful vehicle from becoming a scrapper! Click here for details...

...and of course, Our Own One Old Green Bus - RLH 3 which holds a special place in our hearts...

Now, I have received SEVERAL semi-complaints about too much "busly-begging" on the blog, so this post is really just an update on the one bus now sold... and to make it up to those who like to come here and read postings of all different sorts, I'm going to TRY and deviate a little on my Wordless Wednesday tomorrow... so bear with me.

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In other news... we did survive the big snow... and Sue gave me ONE gift early... a cute little MP3/MP4 Video Player Faux Pod or iFraud... and yesterday, when even public transit was horrendously delayed and stalled in bits, what a WONDERFUL toy!

If you're a public transit commuter and DON'T have a nice combo music/video player, GET ONE! I watched an episode of "Time Team" en route to the office and while everyone on the subway/bus was grumbling and generally miserable, I was cocooned watching my wee screen as the guys went to work digging up a little part of England!

So, need to get something for the person that has everything BUT is stuck on trains or buses... consider these as a fantastic gift option!

It's too bad I believe that "He Who Shall Not Be Named" drives to his place of employment as I'm sure he would get a real kick out of these gizmos...

Granted, would YOU want to sit next to "He Who Shall Not Be Named" if he was "enjoying" the movie from the image above???

For those not in the know, the reason we masked "He Who Shall Not Be Named" is because every time we've linked publicly to him, our hits usually take a 10% beating... meaning upwards of 150 people stop reading... Ergo: We don't share the TRUE identity of "He Who Shall Not Be Named" on this blog...

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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...

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