Walkabout Wednesday – a life under construction

Our Sunday Stills prompt this week is “under construction” and I must admit, I’m not one to take pictures of construction much. It is seldom appropriate to photograph road construction between rants and building construction is generally driven right by without stopping to investigate, so I found myself somewhat stymied, until I realized that, heck, my WHOLE LIFE is under construction, or maybe re-construction, but you get the point.

piece of a hailstone from my living room

On August 27, 2021 a catastrophic hail storm hit Rapid City, SD. For 20 minutes fist sized hail stones pummeled our lives. The financial loss was significant but paled in comparison to loss of our entire way of life. It became clear that we could no longer live full-time RVing and that massive rebuilding was required. So, we repaired what we could, sold what we could, wrote off the rest and started to reconstruct our lives.

Pitching machine under construction in Kunshan, China

We turned the page and began a new adventure. A few years ago “adventure” meant traveling overseas to work with factories while the sporting goods lines we developed were under construction.

Family of Canadian Geese at our lake

These days it’s all about those mundane adventures. Sitting on the deck and watching the goslings grow oh so fast.

Farmers Market Booty

or scoring pirate booty at our local farmer’s market, fresh, beautiful bargains.

Asian Grocery

Or reminiscing about our travels while exploring the Asian Grocery store in our new home town. Ahhh pineapple cake, how I have missed you my old friend.

Fanell Scudder Exhibit

Checking out the art at our local library. Here an exhibit of Fanell Scudder an 83-year-old local resident.

My boys

Of course, there are also family bonds under construction. Here one exhausted wanderer with son and two of the grandsons. For fifteen years they’ve seen me no more than twice a year and yet we take to each other like the geese to water. I do adore my boys.

Moonset

And, as always, I watch the moon.

This post inspired by
Terri’s Sunday Stills – Under Construction
and Marsha’s PPAC # 61

Til next time ~Would you like to have an adventure now or would you like to finish your tea first? ~JP

12 thoughts on “Walkabout Wednesday – a life under construction

  1. Brilliant post, JP! I’m glad you took the word construction and adjusted it to fit your lifestyle. Wow, that hailstone! Did it destroy your RV at that time and why you moved on? Watching and photographing construction isn’t the sexiest topic but you managed to keep it interesting, especially with building family relationships. Love that family photo. Also, I’m intrigued by your sports equipment venture. Very cool, JP, nice to get to know you better 🙂

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    1. Yep it was the holy hand grenade of hailstones that brought about the change in lifestyle. We had a great run but it was time to find the next adventure. In our working lives that’s what we did, build baseball equipment. Superhubs was a “production design” engineer. He took inventor creations and adapted and re-engineered them to work on assembly lines for mass production. I was the “ethics auditor” who did the factory inspections and made helped the factories with any compliance issues they had. It was lots of fun, lots of travel but lots of well … work. 😉

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