Friday, October 22, 2010


I'm leaving today with the team to head down to the Miami Internaltional Open. Still ticked that I can't compete. But excited for the whole atmosphere of the tournament and to see my teammates compete. A friend of mine, Erica, is competing for the first time and I am really excited for her. I think she is going to do really well and I will be cheering like a maniac on the side lines. :)

Also, I am excited about starting a new project at home. We have this old barn on our property and it is just going to waste. So I talked to my husband and we are going to turn it into a Jiu-jitsu gym/man cave. Woohoo!!

It's going to be a lot of work. The barn isn't weather proof at the moment. Plus, there is no AC or heater. Since we live in Florida, that's not too big a deal for during the winter months. Just training will keep us warm enough. But during the summer? Yeah...alterations will have to be made.

The other things was that the barn had become kind of catch-all for all the yard work stuff and all the junk we didn't use very much. It was full of leaves that blow in through the ventilation openings in the roof.

So yesterday Steph, Phil, Gumby and I started the cleaning it out. We were some of the main "crew" at the old Summerlin school. Josh and Reese, two others who trained with us at Summerlin, said they would want to roll a couple of nights a week once we get the place up and running. All we would have to do would be to harass Ben and Mario into coming and then we'd have almost our whole old Summerlin gang back together!

Here are some pictures of what we've done so far. We have a loooooong way to go. :)


Liane said...

Awwe! So cool:D
I once tried to convince my BF to let us turn the living room into rolling space---didn't fly :(

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Dev said...

That's incredible! Good luck with the project! More pictures as you go! said...

Love it! Wish we had the space to set up something like that. Keep us posted on the progress.

Georgette said...

Hahahaha that is awesomeness :)

fenix said...

Fantastic. That will be one great place to roll once it's finished!

Yes, progress pictures please.

And lol at the guys posing on the concrete floor. :-)

Megan said...

Nice to hear you're down in my neck of the woods:)

A.D. McClish said...

Megan, next time we should meet up!! :)