I am sitting here with my coffee mug right next to me. It is the second of the day and I was planning to do this 5-minute Freewrite first thing in the morning. But then, I heard noises outside and it was my son, and a friend, getting all the things they need to build a ledge for skateboarding.
It is their hobby to spent lots of money and time to build skating structures in public places. some stay there for years and others, they have to tear down right away. Oh, the passion. this project required 60 cinder blocks I happened to have laying around in my yard - courtesy of one of the many leftovers from people moving. And courtesy that people don't seem to listen if I tell them that I don't need or want their stuff. Oh well. It now is going to a good use and I don't have to worry about it anymore. Not move it - those suckers are heavy. And gone! yay! one less project on my plate.
Miss BB didn't recognize the friend who came to help to move the concrete mixer, wheelbarrow and all the tools needed for such a project. Two truckloads of cement are already on the site, waiting for the builders to come and do their thing. It really is a big project. Just saying. There is a lot of dedication on the part of the builders. They are shlepping in a generator, several barrels of water, all the tools, and supplies.
The fun seems to be in the building since they haven't really gone back to skate the ramp they were doing last. There are many such projects all over San Diego and one of the best Skate parks on Washington Street started out as a group of friends getting together and building stuff.
And Miss BB was barking her head off, my son got something in his eye and needed to rinse and get eyedrops, his friend and I had a great conversation - he is getting his Ph.D. in Anthropology and told me about his studies in Indonesia. Actually, all of that was more fun than a quiet cup of coffee. And that things hardly ever go as planned is part of my daily routine.
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