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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I Have A Dream….

Ever since I have been a young man I have followed my dreams. I am a firm believer that if we follow our dreams we will succeed in whatever we pursue. Since the days when I have been a tour guide back in Norway, (from 1982) I have been interested in bus driving. Strangely enough, I never got around to do it, well other than driving our motor home, which was a bus-like vehicle.
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But that will change this month, and today I did the first step to get my class-2 bus license. I went to our medical centre and got my medical fitness report filled out. Next week I have an appointment for doing the written test, which is the same I already did last year for my class-4 license. After that I can get an appointment for the road test. This last test has been difficult to get organized as one needs to meet up with a big enough bus. (more than 24 seats) After weeks of research I finally made a deal with a local bus company where I can rent a bus for a few hours. See, the problem has been that neither New Brunswick  nor any of the maritime provinces have a driving school offering a course for a class-2 license. It’s been a mystery to me how the bus companies have been recruiting their drivers. Good thing is, I already have my airbrake endorsement.

Now, I am not interested in driving neither transit nor intercity. My goal is the charter bus business. Being at service for those who travel on a bus is something I enjoy. Charter busses are mainly in use from spring to late fall/Christmas. That coincides very well with our habit of going south during the winter.

Let’s see how all this will work out in the future.

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Cold enough in the mornings to put a bit of ice on Lake Glensevern 
Over here, we have had a day with mostly sunny skies. Even the customs officer I spoke to today was extremely friendly and talking about this great fall weather.
Bea was working up in the motel again and had to stay on a bit longer than usual as the owners Fran and Jim were absent for a while. Tomorrow is her last day at work for this year as she is going to fly to Germany on Friday.
From that day on I have to hold down the fort, be there for Molly, do all cleaning, washing and cooking, with other words be a bachelor for a while.  :-)
Hopefully, the snow will stay away for a bit longer as I really don’t need that.
Thanks again for coming by!

6 comments:

  1. Try Commercial Safety College in Truro, NS. They offer a 4 week course for Coach. Is that the same as a bus?

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  2. Gosh Peter, you are always so busy doing different things. Good on ya !

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  3. Well, it's never boring. Something is always cooking in his head.LOL
    Now, I am off for two weeks of internet withdrawal.

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  4. I can't agree more-those who dream have a good chance to follow their dream ....It was always our MOTTO.

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  5. Good for you , if you have a dream and want it to happen it will.
    Good luck!

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