After weeks of anticipation, the notice went out, The caboose will be flying "early" on Halloween! Those who read carefully, NOT including moi, read further to see that the time was 7am instead of the usual 10am. I arrived "early" at 9, and it was done, the crane was packing up and headed home! (Thank you Gus C for the flying pictures.)
This was a major milestone.
The president of our group is quite ill it turns out, and I was asked to fill a position on the board (not president) for the remainder of the term of several months.