One of the risks of being the father of a kid who's leading a project to bring a skate plaza to your town is that you may find yourself responsible for some of the equipment associated with the project.
For example, a local businessman made a very generous donation to our cause by giving the skate plaza project a very large and expensive mini half pipe. Although it was greatly appreciated by the team, we unfortunately couldn't use it because it did not fit the kind of design we have planned.
However, since it was a donation to do with as we wanted, we decided to sell it on eBay and simply apply the proceeds directly toward our fundraising efforts. But in order to accept the donation in the first place, we needed a place to store the behemoth 26' long structure until we could sell it.
Enter my garage last May. "No problem," I said. "I'll just disassemble it and put it in there for a few weeks until somebody buys it. Surely it won't take long." Here's what it did to my garage.
Notice how there's no cars in there? Notice how everything is completely strewn about because it was nearly impossible to get to anything to put it away properly? Notice how we put it on eBay 3 separate times because nobody wanted to pay the thousands of dollars to ship a 3000 pound steel half pipe? Notice how it was still sitting in the exact same place last week?
But then... the 4th time was the charm. FINALLY some wonderful people from Iowa bought it and drove up with a huge trailer and whisked it away, never to inherit my garage again!
Notice how happy I am right now that my garage looks like this instead?
Ok, I guess you can't actually see my face, but trust me... I'm smiling!