Rigging up for battle.
The sky is clear and the wind is light.
It’s the last day of winter.
Gel insoles. Steel toed boots.
Neoprene knee sleeves. Hard plastic knee pads.
Carhartt vest and coat. 501’s.
Grain toast, 2 eggs, 2 large cups of black coffee. Glass of orange juice.
Installing 2 x 12 plank style Red Cedar stairs to beach house entry. State park style carpentry.
Everything is heavier than it used to be.