Thing is, I got 1 line and the price of the timber, IF and I repeat IF I live to see the other two that are contracted for and they are larger than what went in, I will see more than the 50/foot. If they are the same as what went in, I will make about the 50/ft. 50/foot on a 1K ROW is 50,000.00 pretax, about 35,000.00 in the bank, plus, if you can find a logger to take the timber, then you have whatever you can get off of it, or a bunch of firewood.
IMHO, it shows Ghost as retired. I would smile and take the 50, buy the wife dinner and maybe upgrade the vacation. If all is good on the retirement front and everything is paid off, then I would put it away for the next car or split it and gift it to the kids.
Every day you see it on the news. Another felons life needlessly spared by inaccurate fire.