Where I went and what I did are too complicated to put in a post, but I will share some things I learned about myself during my brief odyssey:
- I am good at designing ironwork railings. I can't actually make them, but I can come up with a cool design.
- Once I get over my fear of heights ("Oh my God, I'm gonna DIE!!!"), I can put reclaimed wood shingles onto a roof without splitting every other one. Plus, I can make cool stuff with the leftover tin flashing (especially if I have good tin snips and a blowtorch).
- I attract a lot of attention when I'm decked out in motorcycle-riding gear. This was both good and bad.
- I am incapable of using paint in any application without getting some of it in my hair. Which is precisely why I stick to paint that washes out with soap and water.
- I can get a nice sunburn in March when I accidentally fall asleep in full sun for 3 hours.
- I love treehouses. Especially ones that have electricity, indoor plumbing, and satellite TV. I want one when I grow up.
All in all, it was a very liberating and educational experience. I highly recommend flaking out once in a while.