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04/04/08

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Categories: Any News?, Half-Butt Postings

Yeah, like I said last week, I'm blowing off "High Five" today...

It's not because, as suggested, I've run out of good internet fodder to recommend, but because I've really let the whole "dream" part of this blog kinda drop by the wayside of late... and I figured it's time for an update.

First of all, let me try to sum up briefly (92 words!) the "dream" for newbies to the blog...

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Our family has a dream... to get and restore a dusty old green bus which means a lot to us on many levels. We can't afford to buy it ourselves right now and we're hoping to find either corporate backing (from ad sales) or a kind benefactor. We'd try to do this ourselves, but we're just making ends meet... it would take too long to save for the bus ourselves as it may be sold, scrapped, or cut-up for use as a roadside attraction before we might see our dream come true.

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Lately, according to stats, the hits here are WAY up... hovering around 1,400 hits on a bad day... 3,800 on a good one (Wednesday through Friday are usually good days... Saturday and Sunday are usually not-so-good...) If I included "spam" hits (attempts of spammers to post comments and whatnot), "spider" hits (Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.) and other "black listed" hits from my counter, I'm doing between 4,000 and 10,000 on any day!

I've heard nothing about the bus itself since hearing about the possible new buyer... so this is most likely "good news" for us... although who knows...

Lastly, we've had no nibbles as far as possible help towards our goal and dream... but hey, there's always a chance, correct?

So, there you have it... and update on "The Dream" that this blog is all about... including the BRIEFEST "summing up" of what this blog was originally designed to be about...

...of course, it's really expanded since being set-up... and is about pretty much every topic that crosses my mind and other things... and I hope it's been entertaining to folks... (I try to bring the funny and decent commentary when I can...)

So, I continue onwards and upwards...

This weekend, I have to devote some time to my studies... really dig-in and get some "ghostly" work done... so I'm skipping my posting tomorrow (Saturday) but will be back, as always, for a blessing on Sunday.

As always, allow me to toss out this plea to my readers that I tack on whenever I do a post like this...

If you know anyone that could help us (like an advertising person, a publicity person, a company that may be willing to advertise with us... ANYONE...) please send them here to have a look... at this post or perhaps...

http://doubledeckerbuses.org/blog/index.php/2007/01/19/

For now, we'll keep on keepin' on... and thank you for popping by our blog here. :)

I'll "E" you on 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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