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Gone Too Quick

What is something in your house that has become more valuable to you during your extended time at home?

Something not in my house but on my property that has become more valuable to me during our extended time at home is the woods. I’ve always had a big area of woods in the back but it has always been filled with snow during the winter or lots of plants and living things during the rest of the year. We go into the woods some during the winter, but almost never during most of the rest of the year due to all of the bugs and plants in the way that have already filled all of the space up. This year, due to being stuck on our property,  my sister and I decided to build a bike path in our back yard. At first, I thought it would be almost impossible with all of the plants, specifically trees, in the way and growing in around this time of year. Luckily, this is the perfect time where none of the ferns or bigger plants have started to grow yet so we were able to get started last week. At first, we choose the path for the trail and started to clear it out a bit. Most days we work on increasing the distance, clearing the path, or just making it more fun/ easier to ride on and walk through. This is a project that I normally wouldn’t have been able to motivate myself to start, but I’m really happy I did. It’s good to see the progress I make and how all of the work I put in pays off. Throughout the rest of the year, I will always have something to do and I will be able to rebuild the trail much easier and build on to it more every year.


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Gray Malitsky

Lucas, I am happy to hear that you did a project that you would not normally do and I too have found that having to stay at home has had a similar effect on me. It’s good that you can also complete a project like that and use the finished project. Well written piece.

Colin Balfour

That sounds really fun, and I wish I could do the same. Good job for trying something new and being creative during this time when we don't have much to do.

Niko Weaver

It is a great idea to go outside and make a bike trail, I hope it turns out well. It must be challenging to build a trail. Your writing was very detailed and made me want to go to your backyard.

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