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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Angel Bus

     A few posts ago I posted a picture of what I thought was an immature blue heron.  He was a brighter blue and half the size of the great blue heron.  If you saw the comment, Ann Dunn pointed out that is was not a small blue heron but actually a different species called the "Little Blue Heron".  Well, guess what?  Yesterday morning there was indeed an immature great blue heron perched on the very top of our magnolia tree.  I know that's what it was because I sent the pictures to Ann.

          Ironically, while I was taking the pictures, the original little blue heron was sitting on the top of the bird house much to the consternation of the pair of eastern bluebirds who are in the process of redecorating the interior of said bird house.  
     Tomorrow evening I'll take the bus up to Gaffney for its annual "M2" maintenance series.  Did you know that the crankcase holds 26(!) quarts of oil?
    Today I had been scheduled to run a mission for Angel Bus  This is a wonderful outfit that takes advantage of the resources and generosity of motor home owners to transport patients to/from medical appointments.  Often times the patient needs the services of specialists not available locally, and the patient's health and public transportation do not permit normal travel.  A motor home with its bed, refrigerator for medications, AC for medical accessories, and room for additional care givers can provide an ideal solution.  I had volunteered once before, but other drivers were available.  I had been looking forward to my first mission today to transport a cancer patient from Lexington, SC to Hilton Head, SC and back.  This mission did not require a motorhome, so I was going to use the Jeep.  I was in the process of printing out some maps when Jim Smith, the president of Angel Bus called to say that the patient had been admitted to a hospital and the mission was cancelled.  I mention this organization because I know there are some motorhomers who read this blog that might not know about the organization.  Use the link, above, for more information.
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