23.30.00 - Mark
I'm exhausted. I spent 5 hours today working on a playground. Its one of those community projects, they're actually got a website at buildadreamplayground.org. I got involved a while back for a design day they did last fall. They were short handed this afternoon so I went down and helped. Its really fun, if you can call hard labor fun. If you ever get the opportunity to be part of a similar build I highly recommend it. Even if you aren't "skilled labor" (translation can use a circular saw, power drill and a tape measure with some degree of intelligence) its still a great experience. I plan on going back tomorrow and or friday in addition to the Saturday and Sunday I signed up for.Its almost like building a house in a week. Unfortunately 5 hours of cutting drilling and hammering nails didn't do much to correct my two tone tan. Still its a great experience. I mean where else are people wowed by the fact that you know how to use power tools? Plus it betters the community and its parks which is something I love doing anyways. If you don't believe me just find someone else who has done one of these builds. Most people, even the ones mopping stain on to 2x4s loved the experience and said they would love to come back for another day of work. Words can't really describe the experience, its mind blowing.