One of my Twitter friends alerted me to an Aermotor Fire Tower that was being sold by North Carolina as surplus. The tower is described as follows:
Fire Lookout Tower,72’9″”H with 6×6 Cab Tower and Steps are in useable condition Radio antennae do not come with the tower. **Location of Building: Off US Hwy 23 on Bear Branch Rd. in Mars Hill, NC, Madison County
I immediately e-mail Laura to see what she thought about it, and the following e-mail exchange ensued…
Me: Do you think our neighbors would mind if we put this thing up in the back yard?
Me: Yes, we can buy it? Or, yes, they would mind?
Laura: Yes, they would mind!
Me: We could tell them it was for neighborhood watch. We might even be able to get Homeland Security funding for it.
Laura: No thanks… can you imagine the county zoning committee dealing with a request like that? just say no…
Me: But if we told them it was also a “prayer tower” then we might get the BJU contingent to agree. …although that might sound a little too Islamic for their tastes.
I guess we’re not getting a fire tower in our back yard.