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Blog Your Blessings Sundays: Think Something Busly...

For two weeks, on and off, I've been posting about political things... Although some saw them as "partisan", I didn't... which is what made me rail... but a new week means a new leaf... and perhaps, since I want to get back to the root of this blog (especially while I still can,) I should look into a goodly, busly blessing!

What? Did I hear some of you say What? Matthew!?! While you still can!?!??! Wha happen'?!??!? Well, there's a chance (a good one) that RLH 3, THE "One Old Green Bus" has a buyer... if you want to know more about that, click here... but allow me to move on right now...

Anyway, I was thinking recently about things busly... as was, oddly enough, Sue... and what got us thinking about such things???


Sounds lacivious, doesn't it?

Well, for those with a delicate constitution, don't panic... and for those hoping for some sort of new "titallation" that affects things below the waist line, sorry I'm going to disappoint you...

Nope, thanks to our "contact" in the UK, we've been watching a program called Britain's Dream Homes from the Beeb.

One of the show's hosts, Melissa Porter...

Now, the show's concept is simple... they pick a category for a "dream home"... like "Converted Mill", "River Front", "Victorian", or "Mews"... from there, they break choices down into three categories... homes for £250,000 or less, homes for £500,000 or less, and homes for £1,000,000 or less.

Two hosts, with "property backgrounds" (Melissa Porter and Rhodri Owen) select their choices and then show them off... and some of the homes are absolutely breathtaking...

Now, as an interesting side-note, as regular readers know, Sue is currently battling a crippling problem known as Graves' Disease... which is HIGHLY treatable and controllable once she get's to see her specialist (shortly) but has been a difficult road for us all... That said, Melissa Porter also has a thyroid ailment... the opposite of Graves'... hypothyroidism... which bears very similar trademarks. It was kind of nice to show Sue this article after watching the first three shows.


Allow me to share, with those of you who don't have issues with FLV video... which should be most... a sample (below...)

Yup, "Property Porn"... who WOULDN'T want to live in a place like this...

Now, leave it to Sue to point out the one drawback... and where the "busly" thing comes in...

While we were bother salivating over this mill-cottage, she mentioned...

Yeah, it's great... I could literally live and die there! ...but there's no place for a bus!

Without missing a beat, I turned and said, "I'd gladly do without a bus for this home!"

(Besides, there is a lovely chance to have a narrow boat...)

Well, we settled in and watched the rest of the program... granted, I kept thinking... isn't it odd that Sue had to point out to me, the guy who started all the busly nonsense, that a dream home... literally a dream home because we'll most likely never come close to owning it and it's a bit of a commute to my job from it... that the bus wouldn't easily factor in.

She, in essence, (okay, in "fantasy",) appeared to be willing to "shelve" what I think most of you agree is a truly spectacular home for a dream that started of as a "me" thing...

...again, obviously, it isn't just my dream anymore...

...and who knows, maybe there was sufficient parking at the mill? :)

Still, last night, Sue made my blessing... and My blessing this week is being with a thinking, selfless, supportive person who thinks ahead and of me.

Everyone knows a key to a good relationship is trust... next is loyalty... and the other is to be simpatico and adopt and help each other with their hopes and dreams...

Sue is that for me... and again, has adopted that dream... as has the kiddollo... and who could ask for anything more...

...except maybe the converted mill-cottage in the video clip. :)


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Comment from: Penelope Anne [Visitor] Email ·
That is a truly blessed marriage....Allen and I are the same way, thinking ahead of the other, or on the same page and it still amazes me after 17 years.
Tell Sue I am thinking of her, still cannot load her blog.

Hayy Sunday, and guess what I blogged a blessing this week.
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/08 @ 10:22
Comment from: Paulie [Visitor] Email ·
You better hang on to that blessing right under your nose!
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/08 @ 10:53
Comment from: NeoBluePanther [Visitor] Email ·
Happy BYB Sunday and have a great week ahead!
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/08 @ 11:35
Comment from: SandyCarlson [Visitor] Email ·
That one got me choked up. Two lucky people to be so in love and lookin' out for each other. Awesome. You made my whole day. God bless.
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/08 @ 12:54
Comment from: CyberCelt [Visitor] Email ·
If you can share dreams, the rest is details.
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/08 @ 15:46
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hey Penelope Anne... I've told Sue... but no one else is having issues... I wish I could diagnose what the problem is... granted, you can always check out her other blogs... Nuttin' But Pimp and "The Paranormal Blog"... as well as "Past Tyme with Good Companye".

Hello Paulie... I'm tryin'!

Howdy NeoBluePanther... Thanks Neo!

Hi SandyCarlson... Thanks Sandy... I'm glad you liked it!

Hiya CyberCelt... Ah, but isn't it "All In The Details"? :)
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We maintained a happier outlook on life by fantasizing... talking about what we would do when times were better... and as Sue and myself are Anglophiles, England factored greatly into our "plans".

During these bad times, while looking at news items which, at the time included items about London removing their venerable old Routemasters, I came across one photo of an old green bus... and somehow, my whole family adopted it. It became very much "our bus". (Details about "our bus" are available by clicking here.)

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