So many cool things have happened in the last week to motivate me and help me be delighted by my awesome adventure.
Remember this bus?
I fell in love with it after google searching “blue school bus.” By far the coolest bus I’d ever seen, that bus became the desktop background on my work computer. When I walk by my desk I nudge the mouse and get to look at that beauty.
After setting it as my background, I stared at it longingly for a few days, telling everyone that came into the office that it was my bus, truly believing that it was (and is). While wondering aloud where my bus could be, my boss google searched the license plate that is visible in its front window (She’s so smart). She found a blog that mentioned a blue bus with that license plate and I found out who used to own the bus. Through that blog I was able to find contact information for Barb, a wonderful woman who is extremely awesome and has been amazingly helpful! I e-mailed her about my aspiration to embark on my adventure on the very bus she used to own and excitedly awaited her response.
The day after I e-mailed Barb, I was unable to stop staring at, thinking about, and talking to EVERYONE about the bus. So, I decided to get the picture of the bus enlarged so that I could hang it on my wall as a reminder of my goal. With the help of a very friendly Copy Guy named Mark at Staples, North Conway, I was able to make the picture HUGE to better aid in my visualization. I told Mark about my project and told him that I wouldn’t forget how he helped! I have so much fun showing people that bus and telling them about my kindness adventure!
The next morning I started my day with an e-mail from Barb. Not only does she think that my cause is worthy but knows who has the bus now and that it is in Arizona! She even offered to get his number for me! I connected with the perfect person at the perfect time. It seems that the Universe is smiling on me.
A few e-mails later and I had the number of the man that has my bus sitting in his yard. I called and left an animated, fumbling voicemail that basically stated “I want that bus!” A day later (yesterday), as I am sitting in my living room trying to decide what to write my next blog about, I get a call from the man with the bus. After the details are sorted out (like the exchange of money), I’ll have to haul it back to New Hampshire as it currently would not make it on its own. That might discourage some, but not me. I have found my bus.
The wheels are turning, so to speak, and I am very excited for what is happening.!