Those of you who follow this blog probably remember our posting about November 21, 2013. This was a day Tony & Peggy will remember for the rest of their lives as incredible winds blew through the Featherbed Railroad knocking down five trees and creating destruction of epic proportion.
In fact the entire community of Nice was affected by these wind blasts, estimated at over 100 miles per hour, and many residents are still recovering. There are entire buildings without tops on them, let alone just the roof. We were pretty fortunate in that the only structural damage here was out guest outhouse that we use for special events. A tree landed on that and, well, let's say the outhouse took a dump.
Saturday, February 1 Nathan Anderson and Buzz Muborn spent hours and hours here with a giant Case 580 backhoe cleaning up literally tons of debris. Buzz also lifted the log off TropiCaboose which Nathan will soon turn into a lot of 2X4s so we can build a new guest outhouse. We're just flushed with excitement!
So the upside of that wind storm is that we have an incredible amount of firewood. We also have really discovered how incredibly great our friends and neighbors are as they've dedicated hours and hours of their personal time to helping the Featherbed Railroad get back to abnormal. So TropiCaboose is now ready, once again, for guests to come and log off.
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