Today we received a special package from our friends at RC2 Company; a free train for our troubles. Gee thanks. For some reason the free train annoys me - not because I want a big check or the blood of the executives, but because in some meeting someone thought that all it takes to ease the mind of a parent, who worried if their child was exposed to lead from a toy train, is something free. I would have been happier with a real letter (not a copied form letter that came with the train), stating that they are sorry for not testing their product for years. Our State's Attorney was testing additional trains, so I have packed all of them away until the results are finished. The free one will be placed with the others.....and what a fitting name for our new train - Toad.