Thursday, January 23, 2014

Disappointed... and kind of mad

What's wrong with this picture?
I discovered this -- a missing globe on top of one of our D-X pumps -- when we went up to Afton today just to check on things.  Marly happened to be there working on a car and said they found the globe broken on the ground the other day.   I'm NOT happy.  Fortunately, it was just a repro, but even so....   I want to replace it right away, before the tourists start arriving, and it's not cheap either.  Well, bummer!  Vandalism sucks!

Otherwise, all was well at the Station, albeit very, VERY cold!  We only stayed for about a half hour talking to Marly, then proceeded to Grove to deliver bunches of Afton Station brochures to various places who have asked for them.  Getting ready for spring!!

5 comments:

Beth said...

Boooo...that's awful. Stupid vandals.

Laurel said...

Thanks, Beth. I'm terribly discouraged, but I guess I should be glad that we've gone this long without even a tiny hint of vandalism. I just hope this isn't the start of something big!

james rigler said...

laurel this sucks if we can help let me know

Ken Riches said...

You should consider crowd funding for improvements...

Laurel said...

I think I'd feel guilty doing that, Ken, because I have plenty of my own money to pay for improvements. It's just that I try (not at all successfully!) to separate my personal funds from the Afton Station funds, and I'm constantly transferring money from one account to the other. My plan is to some day have Afton Station support itself, but so far it's been 10 years and that hasn't happened yet. The new $2 requested donation may help a bit. Otherwise, I'll just keep whining about it! LOL