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Blog Your Blessings Sundays: Why didn't I think of this before?

TIME IS RUNNING SHORT FOR ONE OLD RED BUS! Sure, we're still holding a family Christmas wish for our own One Old Green Bus, but we're very concerned over the fate of Barton Transport #512. It's not far from Chicago and $2,200.00 and some love will save it from being scrapped. Please consider saving this wonderful bus. Click here for details...

Blog yer Blessings

I have been somewhat agonizing over my "Blog Your Blessing" today... mostly because I know 90% of the people that BYB will do a "Christmas" blessing of some sort which is fine and understandable... but I like to TRY and be a little different.

I suppose I could say that my blessing is being unique... but that would seem almost like this is an entire joke, which it isn't.

Then Sue said to me, Why don't you go through the year's blessings in the archives and pick one as the year's best? which, to be honest, I was going to do next week... but it did spur a rather simple thought... something SO simple, I'm shocked I haven't done this before...

I got to thinking... I have done 43 weeks of "Blog Your Blessings"... never missed a week... and out of the "memes" I've done, it's usually the one that I have (oddly enough) the least amount of trouble blogging about.

Yup, I've had a LOT of blessings....

A lot of blessings...

I'm a pretty blessed guy!


Y'know, I have a loving wife, a happy and healthy kid, wonderful pets, a roof over my head, a warm meal, I've managed to quit smoking, I've got a new job which is SLOWLY helping us regain our footing...

...and, even though we have not succeeded (yet?) we have our dream still... it hasn't gone away... and everyone has a sense of excitement about it too... Sharon said our dream was an anticipated adventure and that, in itself, is a blessing.

My health has improved in general... as has Sue's...

...and our "debtload" that we ended up with after the employment dry-spell is going down every week.

...then there's all the wonderful friends we've made from blogging...

Like I said, many blessings...

My blessing today is ALL my blessings!

Sounds like a cop-out in a way, but it isn't... I seriously thought about it and overall, Sue and myself... our whole family... have MUCH to be thankful for... and we are.

Well, except the kid... who's miserable as she fears she WON'T be getting what she wants for Christmas... what's funny is, and I can write it here 'cuz she doesn't read this... she IS getting the gift she was most hoping for... but I'll let her brood in her tweenage way a little bit longer... say to the morning of the 25th.

For those of you who won't be popping by One Old Green Bus between Monday and Wednesday, please accept Sue's and my wishes of the MERRIEST of CHRISTMASES and the BEST of the SEASON!

Oh, and if anyone is wondering why I am wishing a "Merry Christmas" instead of the more generic "Happy Holidays"... considering the my religion is "Devout Agnostic"... Click here to read my views on this greeting. Forgive me for not being terribly "traditional" and "religious" about the festive times... but hey, points for honesty!

So again, MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and see you next Sunday!


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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...

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.

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