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Gonna do a blessing... but today...

I'm taking a Saturday off so to speak... oh, and a Monday! Not just any Saturday and Monday, however, but a Saturday (today) and a Monday of a LONG WEEKEND!

You see, it's the FAMILY DAY weekend... the first one... and Ontario Holiday mandated by our provincial government!

Personally, I LOVE IT!!!

You see, Canada (well, Ontario,) has been devoid of an official holiday in February... traditionally the coldest and nastiest month of the year 'round these parts... and so, VOILA! We are OFF for the weekend!

Although, there are Canadians and Canadian institutions that are deserving of a holiday that are sadly neglected...

Anyway, in keeping with the thought of "Family Day", I will be spending it with... drum roll please... THE FAMILY!

We have plans of "Museuming" and shopping and a few other things... sadly, "blogging" is not a part of this.

I will have a "blessing" ready for Sunday... but other than that, I'm gonna be online sporadically and enjoying "Family Day"...

*sigh*

What's weird to me is how sarcastic this post sounds (considering I'm using THIS post twice... Saturday and Monday...) and the pics and video probably don't help with this impression...

...BUT it's really NOT sarcasm. I am genuinely looking forward to some quiet, quality time with Sue and the kiddollo... and assorted pets.

HAPPY FAMILY DAY WEEKEND, ONE AND ALL!




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Time Is Running Short on our Dream!

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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...

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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