It's the start of something big!seriously...we need a cool name for our clubhouse!). We swept, measured, chalked and one of us even did some patchwork on the concrete floor all night!
But, it's a big job. It carried over into Friday's practice. More patchwork for Concrete Jen...
Although the floor is still not exactly dust free (I think we're gonna need a little mopping action before official practices can start), and there was a lot of wet concrete to dodge, those of us who were there that night (50% of the group was 'the Jens'!) couldn't help but throw our gear on!
Of course, someone had to keep patching the floor!
(Sorry, Jen! But you're a beast with the 'crete!)
There are some challenging areas of the floor, but we figure it will just make us better skaters if we can skate on these crazy floors! We have so much room, compared to where we've been that I am chomping at the bit to get back in there and have a 'real' practice! One where we get there, gear up and start practice. Not one where we get there, sweep the entire floor and/or mark out a rough area of track and then start practice.
This is going to be heaven!
What I love about this group is that even when only a handful of us are there, and we are forced to be quiet because they are recording a jazz concert for the community television station in the room next to us, we still have a blast! Even though we are in a dust cloud, and rolling out roll after roll of duct tape on our hands and knees, and patching up cracks in the floor...we still have a blast!
Silent roller skate dance party, while listening to some kick ass jazz next door?
(sorry, no video or pictures of that...you'll have to take my word that it was magical!)