Waiting in comfort and styleLocal family's school bus stop has neighbors talking
By: Tara Bitzan, Alexandria Echo Press
Douglas County youth were met with frigid temperatures as they returned to school Monday after an 11-day holiday break.
Temps in some spots in the county were as low as 20 degrees below zero at morning bus time.
The Floding boys who live on County Road 34 north of Alexandria weren’t too put out by the cold, however, thanks to their dad’s creativity.
Dan Floding had wanted to build a warming house for his two sons, who are currently in grades 7 and 3, for some time. But according to his wife, Mary, he wanted something unique.
“He just didn’t want something basic,” Mary said of her engineer husband. “This idea just popped into his head.”
The idea was a phone booth, which Dan designed and built himself.
The booth includes Lexan on all sides for easy viewing of the approaching bus, and is painted a shiny bright red.
Dan even went online and purchased a telephone to complete the look.
The project took a couple of months, and will now be permanently located at the end of the Flodings’ driveway.