Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Beginnings

= This is the final post on the Old Blue Bus. =

A New Year is upon us. The fresh calendar on the wall holds promise for a better year. Here on the Bus, the new year brings a long awaited change.

In the coming weeks we will be moving to our new homestead. Our new home and acreage is located on a hilltop, surrounded by hardwood forest and just a quarter mile off the paved road. Several acres are cleared and awaiting spring planting, and although there are several outbuildings on the property, I will have to build a chicken coop to house the chicks the Mrs. has ordered.

Due to the new chores added to my already overbooked schedule, I do not foresee having the time to continue posting on the Bus. It was not an easy decision to come to. I have enjoyed the musical travels aboard the Old Blue Bus and the many friends that have jumped aboard and made the journey so satisfying. This cyber version of the Old Blue Bus first left the depot in August, 2005 under the influence of some dear old friends who remember when the original Old Blue Bus was my rolling home. The fine music, good conversation, and cherished friendships that made living in my original Bus such a wonderful experience have grown to worldwide portions on this web-based model.

Thanks to all of the riders on the Bus for making this journey such a rewarding endeavor. The friends that I have made along this journey are as dear to me as any. I will miss the friendly exchanges of ideas and information, the heartfelt support, and stimulating conversation that has filled the comments of this blog.

Y'all take care.

Video: Woody Guthrie - So Long It's Been Good To Know You

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." ~Benjamin Franklin