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Old 10-28-2007, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It's over

Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to remember a unique family member here, the bus.

The bus is no more. We drove it last Sunday home from the park. And it has sat here in the driveway minding it's own business since. We have been plauged with rain, and canceled soccer practices, and games, and over all, not real fitting for going out really.



Tonight, I was helping out with bed time routine, and the neighbor came over to bang on the door, to which my son yelled, "it's the neighbor, the bus is in flames." Quickly I moved my service truck, and our camry, and proceeded to do the best with controlling the fire with a garden hose. The fire was localized under the hood, and worked it's way up the dashboard. The neighbor tried fire extingushers before becoming overcome with smoke. The fire department showed up in short order, but it is a total loss.

No idea.... everything working fine, no problems, no electrical issues, but the fire began in the passenger front section, where the a/c relay center was with the main power junction. That was the best the fire marshall could offer, and said that he didn't see anything malicous.

Many folks may be upset at a situation like this. I can't say that I am not upset, but I can say, I'm very thankful... here's why:

1. The neighbor was going to watch a movie. He changed his mind and decided to go out. That's when he saw the flames and ran over to our house. Thank you Lord.
2. I was the last to drive the bus, I back it in. Dear wife does not. That would mean we could have lost the house too. Thank you Lord.
3. It was at home in the driveway, not with just the wife and kids only and catch on fire on the roadway. Thank you Lord.
4. Quick response of the fire department. Thank you Lord.

There are so many other things to be thankful for, but over all: Thank you Lord. It's times like these we need to change our reactions from "why me" to gratitude of what could have really happened here.

So, here's the final chapter. She's done. She will be going. She will be missed. Thank you all for your support and making her all that she was. She was slated for some improvements, but as you can see, that will never happen now.

One last thankful... they doubled our registration fees here. I just took it through inspection, but was putting off re-registering until the tags were due. That would have been another $150 out the window for 8000 lbs.

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Old 10-28-2007, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cars can be replaced. Glad everyones ok.

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Old 10-28-2007, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry too hear about your unit, it looked like quite cruising unit.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Glad to hear no one was in or near it. I think I'm gonna start parkin' my rig on the street, instead of beside my house!
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Glad your house didn't go with it. Praise the Lord no one got injured!!
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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So sorry to hear that. Glad everyone was ok..Got any plans for a replacement?
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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WOW sorry to hear about your loss but good thing everything worked the way it did and no one was harmed. what ya gonna do now?
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks all for your thoughts. The twin to this bus just went to auction a few hours before this.... I had wondered about going to the auction for the "what if" department one day... not thinking that "what if" would be today....

I'm not giving up on ya'll just yet.

Plans are still pending. I have no idea where to go from here, but I do know, it ain't far, unless a bicycle with child seat and trailer is involved at the moment.
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*Currently driving an "Canadian Camo" Snow White 2001 5.7L Chevy Express.
*Bus 2, 99 7.3L PSD.

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Old 10-28-2007, 02:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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that sucks that you lost your rig man but glad that nobody was hurt and that the house wasnt damaged.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Sorry for your loss.

I'd be interested to know what the cause was.

I'm sure its not quite on your mind just yet but any idea what a suitable replacement will be?

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