Thursday, September 17, 2009

Back To School

I have been back to work for 8 days now.
Each year it gets more difficult to head back,but once I've been
at it for awhile,I actually enjoy it.
This year started a little different,as I have the privilege of driving a newer bus.
The one I had used for the past several years was getting old fast.
It has now been retired and I get to drive one which is only 4 years old. Below is a collage of pictures with the old and new bus for comparison.
The pictures speak for themselves.
In a few more weeks I will have completed 30 years of bus driving.
More on this will follow at that time.
A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of things.


Tina said...

Buses sure have changed on the inside..look at that drivers seat!Looks so much more comfortable..would you believe they are talking about allowing advertisements to be put on our local school buses..and the $ collected for allowing such would go to the school district. hmmmm are we going to far here??
Glad you are back into the thrill of it all..enjoy your new digs!

April said...

A new bus! That must be nice! I love your quote.

George said...

Congratulations on the new bus you get to drive. I'm glad to hear that you still enjoy your job and I hope you have a wonderful year. I thought the world of the bus drivers that took me to school when I was growing up. I only had two different drivers in my first eight years.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Congrats on getting a new bus (almost new), Ruth---and congrats on 30 yrs. WOW--that's incredible... What is the difference in the behavior of the children in those 30 yrs???? I keep reading how much worse their behavior is now --when compared to years ago.

Good Luck!!!!

Dorothy said...

Well, I learned something new today, I didn't know you were a school bus driver!!! I'll bet that's a challenging job. You are prpobably so sweet to them that they want to be good for you!

Diane said...

What year was the old bus, Ruth? It looks like there's quite a difference. Congratulations to you for sticking with it for so long. I bet they really like having you for a driver.

Valerie said...

I have some very good friends who have been bus drivers for a long while as well. There has to be something to the job that keeps you all coming back. It can't be those early morning hours can it?

I love to visit your blog. It always lifts me up.
Have a great Friday!

jalynn01 said...

Being a school bus driver is a tough job ... even tougher if you do high school kids. My brother and sister in law both drove bus and I enjoyed the stories they told...some not so much. I commend you for doing this job and I know you do it in a kind and Christian way! Your kids are lucky to have you. I hope the new bus makes your life easier.. God Bless

Michele said...

Wow... a new bus! I remember starting my job in the new store over a year ago and how excited I was with everything being spanking brand new so I can imagine what this is like for you.
Gosh, and 30 years! Congrats! I bet you are the best super bus driver ever out there! =)

Hugs and kisses♥

Kahshe Cottager said...

Congratulations Ruth ... school bus drivers put up with a lot from what I have seen. 30 years is dedication! I am glad you get to drive a new one!

Becky said...

Wow, what a difference, and once again, Bless you Ruth. It takes a very special person to have all those precious lives in your care every day.
Take care and have a wonderful week-end.

Karin said...

I'm impressed that you have done this job of driving the school bus for 30 years!! Congratulations! What an opportunity for ministry to those children! And God has a record of all the little lives you touched,how you influenced them and the effect that influence had and is still having on their lives! Thank God for safety conscious, kind and caring school bus drivers!! Three cheers!!!

Barbie ♥ said...

How nice to be driving a new bus! The children are lucky to have someone like you to greet them each morning and afternoon - I hope this year will be your best ever! I like your collage - buses have come a long way ;-)

Anonymous said...

You and hundreds of others are in for more blessings this year for your getting the kids to school in all kinds of weather. While others sleep and do things in bed you are out and smiling at the kids. I could not do it. I am glad you can.

I spent the last day restoring Patty's computer back to factory condition after she clicked on something about an email that could not be delivered. It was a worm or virus that locked her computer down and wouldn 't let her do anything. What a struggle it was to get it back. Now, I feel sorry for her as it takes a lot of time to put her addresses, list of favorites and all of those things we have on our personal computers, back where they were before all of this happened. That's why I have not been around.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: It looks like you are in a really neat bus. Way to stick with it for 30 years.

Mary said...

Glad you got a newer bus! 30 years of driving a bus full of kids would have driven me crazy along time ago. They are lucky to have such a nice person to drive them and I bet you take wonderful care of them and their parents feel very fortuate. Blessings on you and the kids both for this year.