Volunteering in Indianapolis
I put up the address numbers outside the house and the mailbox and couldn't help but thinking how that is a simple but special task. That is basically the signal that the house is done, and lets all passerby know that fact.
I wished the family had been around that morning so that they might have been able to turn the last screw; I know that those are tasks I would have wanted to do if it had been my home.
Now the family is moved in and living in the home. My stop in Missouri was erecting walls. It's pretty special to see start and finish of a home within a week.
Adventures in Indiana
A couple of these photos were from the run I took along the White River in Muncie, Indiana. A city probably most famous for its high school football and this:
Fight Over Last Rib With Surprise Ending
I met up with one of the brothers from my fraternity chapter at Cal Poly and was treated to lunch. That's one of the best things about having a large chapter, we have brothers from all over the country.
Whenever I go out to eat throughout this road trip, although rarely, I always pretty much let the server decide what I should get. "What is the most popular thing to eat" or "What is your favorite thing on the menu" are standard for me. Unfortunately, this time it led to total negation of the run I just took. BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich with mac and cheese on it and coleslaw as the "healthy side". If you're wondering, It was well worth the guilt.
Sometimes, I talk with my hands (not quite to the level of Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders <- LINK) but my composure started to go downhill when I noticed myself drawing out my path across the US in the air as I spoke on the phone.
The question I have been asked in the Mid-West, even more than "Are you vegan? California is the 'land of fruits and nuts' after all...", has been "Do you have a girlfriend?" The answer is no, unless Emma Watson is now aware that I consider us to be dating.
The interview is actually alright. It's worth the listen.
See you in Cleveland.