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#2 - High-Five Fridays!

Before I get started today... after the week we've had, I'm kinda HALF taking a day off tomorrow. There will be a post tomorrow... a small one... one that will have you SINGING and DANCING, I'm certain... but I'll be honest, I put it up with a "time stamp" last night and am taking a day to the kid and Sue... That said...

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"High Five Fridays" is a a GREAT mem in my estimation... and was started by bloggers who deal in "erotica" and therefore, certain links may be of a more "Adult" variety... If you see the dreaded "NSFW" (Not Safe for Work) or "NWS" (Not Work Safe) and you're of a more delicate constitution, please do not click on those links. That said, this new "meme" has a lot of potential... and I am glad it exists and plan on using it to it's fullest potential!

So, without further adieu...

My Second High-Five Friday...

#5: I have to give a "high-five" and a general "shout-out" to one of my favourite blogs, The Yellow Dog Granny, who has yet to fail to put a smile on my face! I mean, thanks to her I'm often caught saying "F*ckety-f*ck-f*ck!" and you gotta love anyone who names their cat "Little A$$hole".

#4: One to MsDemmie who always knows the right thing to say to cheer me and Sue up!

#3: The Canadian Blog Awards... At the time of writing this, I'm not sure if I'm a "winner" yet... but it's looking good... and I have looked at the competition and WOW! It really IS an honour just to be in the running!!!

#2: Speaking of the blog awards, thanks to James Bow for the vote of confidence! It's always good to hear of another person passionate with Canada's history!

...and number one this week...

#1: Seems like a cop-out and everyone pretty much knows them, but DEAR GOD don't most of us owe a smile or dozen to I Can Haz Cheezburger? One of the most-sung (and deservedly so!) blogs/websites out there... and it's a RARE day I don't find something wonderful on it!


Find out how to give your High-Five Fridays here!

The purpose of this meme is to give high-fives to 5 people, posts, blogs and/or websites you've admired during the week. I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 5 high-fives on Friday. Trackbacks, pings, linky widgets, comment links accepted!

Visiting fellow High-Fivers is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your High-Fives in others comments (please note if NSFW - Not Safe for Work).

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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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