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Wordless Wednesday - Our Sad Caboose!

A few months ago we had a microburst come through that blew our caboose over.  It is a huge caboose and we were shocked at the damage.  






We haven't decided whether to:

  1. Hire a tractor to come in and try to bring it back up (the micoburst did a lot of structural damage and the caboose is not very stable anymore).
  2. Let the local firemen burn it for practice in fighting structural fires.
  3. Have a big family reunion with all the kids, nieces and nephews that have spent hours and hours playing in the caboose, then hold a torching ceremony with a hot dog and marshmallow roast!
What your vote?


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21 comments:

  1. I vote for the family reunion. Of course, I'm the sentimental type. My dad tore down our families well house when they got city water and I had him save me a cinderblock. LOL

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  2. So the caboose is a playhouse? That is pretty neat. Let us know what you end up doing with it.

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  3. Yes, it's been a play house, fort for paint ball wars, and whatever else the kids could think of.

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  4. I vote for fixing it up!!! Or the family reunion.

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  5. Lisa, I'd love to fix it up and turn it into a guest house for company. Carpet, pluming, A/C, heating...the works, but it would be very expensive...but oh so cool!

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  6. they do a hotel like that in PA- its too cute! and the views, becky, the views!!!!

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  7. Sounds marvelous Sam. Our caboose has a view of the entire valley...when it's not laying on its side...lol

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  8. I say #3. The kids would definitely enjoy that! Hopefully not too much though!

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  9. i would deffinately go with the family reunion! how fun would it be to get all the kids that spent time playing in there together with a bon fire and yummy smores. BTW-i really enjoy your comments on my blog! if i reply with a comment will you get it thru e mail? how does that work?? i hope you don't think i just don't respond but i never reply because i don't know how it would get back to you. :)

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  10. Thanks Lexie, I know what you mean...lol

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  11. Chantelle, some of my kids like the bon-fire idea, others think it's too cruel for such an old friend...

    I'll email you about the other item in your comment!

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  12. I think the bone fire and wiener roast is most appropriate. Tell your children that oppose your giving it a Viking funeral and it is best to go with those you love in attendence.

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  13. Grace...you always make me laugh...

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  14. I also think it would make a lovely "guest caboose", but I'm sure it would be quite an expensive project. My second choice would be a reunion and bon-fire, but instead of burning the caboose you could make some repairs and still use it for play...

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  15. The family reunion sounds like a great idea! I also love your "What I believe" button. Was it hard to create a profile on mormon.org? I'd love to do the same!

    I'm visiting from Voiceboks (thanks for friending me!) and am your newest follower here. I'd love it if you'd follow me too at Why We Love Green at htt://whywelovegreen.blogspot.com

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  16. I vote for opt 3

    Thanks for approving my request for friendship in VB

    Am now a follower of your blog

    have a nice day!

    kathy
    http://www.smallkucing.com

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  17. Hey everyone, thanks for all your ideas! I'll post what we finally decide to do!

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  18. Oh my goodness! I've never heard of a microburst...(thanks for putting the link up!)
    I would say have a big ol bonfire. It is a beautiful old caboose though....But it you don't save it, I would at least enjoy its demise with family....

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  19. Christine,
    The hard part of doing my own profile on Mormon .org was putting into words my beliefs and what was in my heart. I took several days to complete the questions I wanted to answer, then it took them quite awhile to approve it. It was so worth it though.

    Missionaries like having access to these because it is such a valuable missionary tool! If you have any missionaries serving from your Stake and also those serving in your area, let them know when your profile is done!

    So glad to have met a Sister!

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  20. So sad about your caboose. My friend is a photographer. She would have loved to take pictures by it. I hate seeing old things get ruined. Every time I see an old barn fall down, I feel genuine sadness

    Love,

    Tina

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  21. I would : Have a big family reunion with all the kids, nieces and nephews that have spent hours and hours playing in the caboose, then hold a torching ceremony with a hot dog and marshmallow roast!
    I think also that I would let each person give their fondest memory as a memorial and then as you stated "torch" R.I.P. Caboose!

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