Hello everyone! As of today, I'm no longer going to have to ride the city busses in my area in order to go to the mall - the busses are being taken away from our close-by area, and btw having to ride the bus was (since I started riding them 40 years ago) a pain in the butt. I am working on getting a dependable ride on a regular basis to the mall (as well as other places) and this ride will enable me to go from our house, all the way to where I want to go. Coming back home will be the same, only in reverse.
Riding the bus was a pain for me because the bus was often very late, they'd take me way, way out of my way just to go up the road 5 miles to the mall, and I'd have to change busses often with long layovers between busses. Also the busstop booths near the mall have graffiti written all over them and sometimes there was graffiti on the inside of the busses, too - this made me feel like I "took a step down" in life from going places in the family car before I went to (the school that taught me how to ride the bus), and sometimes, the busses had some litter in them.
And now that I'm working on getting this ride, it's going to be a step up from riding the bus - a major upgrade in my life.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be having a combination Easter/Bus Riding Retirement Party at my Bible study teacher's house, since I will not be riding the bus tomorrow, nor Easter Sunday, nor afterword since the busses close by our house are being moved to a new, farther away route April 4, so today was the last day I hope to be having to ride the bus.
If all goes well, I'll get my new ride, and we can maybe throw a virtual Bus Riding Retirement Party here at AP perhaps and come celebrate with me?