While digging for my senior picture, I came across some others I wanted to share. This was what my house looked like in 1994. If you look carefully, you'll notice the firemen all standing around. No, our house didn't catch on fire accidentally -- we burned it down on purpose. We were in the process of having a manufactured home built. In order to do that we had to demolish the existing home. Turns out demolishing a house is really expensive. Since my husband knew so many firemen, we had them burn it down. They got a training exercise and we got our house taken down. This caused a lot of excitement on our road. People stopped to watch, TV and newspaper people came by and of course, there were a few people who took the time to complain to me. One man told me the wood should be recycled. He wasn't the one living in a house with a roof that leaked. That particular winter we had water coming out the light sockets when it rained. Another told me it was a shame how we cut some trees down a few months prior. He wasn't the one living under oak trees that were constantly falling down around his children. I think the icing on the cake was a phone call we got the day of the burn. The house lay smoldering in rubble and we get a call from our bank saying our loan didn't go through. Nice. We didn't need to hear that, especially now that we were homeless. Eventually, we got the loan and the new house was built. There's a picture of it a few posts below. We have a video tape of our house burning down as well as the segment that made the nightly news. It was an interesting day.