Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Key School Raised Beds

As a new father, I went to an education committee meeting for the local civic association.  When they discussed an upcoming project of building some raised beds for some gardens at Francis Scott Key School, I told them that I could probably help.

Months later, I meet someone from the civic association at Key school, thinking that they have a game plan for construction.. but they don't. In fact, they are looking at me as their primary contractor who is going to design and build the entire project.  I'm not really too sure how this was communicated in this way.  I'm eager to help lay it out, but not so thrilled about having the project be dumped on me entirely.

Anyway, I designed it.

Existing conditions:
Key School front yard

View from 8th st.

The design:

Five low-beds, and two very large ones

Built in benches

Another view

As for building it? This month, I've had a fever for 15 days straight and been practically bed ridden for over a month.  I've been to an emergency clinic, the emergency room, and a doctor.  No one has any idea what is wrong with me.  I have terrible headaches and arthritis-like joint pain that is basically been rendering me useless lately.  The ER diagnosed me with Mono, but the results came back elevated but not positive.  It sounds like Lyme disease but that came out negative as well.  Hopefully, the doctors will give me some sort of diagnosis soon so I can get back on my feet.

Since the school is on Wolf Street, I figured its appropriate for the weblog

Thursday, June 5, 2014

House man

Today is the 25th anniversary of the man who inspired me to stand up to this house

Thank you Tank Man