We were all out in front of the portables, working in groups to complete our tasks. My group had to assemble one of the 12 foot frames, which seemed simple enough. We took turns hitting in nails with a hammer and helped each other improve. Another group was doing the other side, though with a nail gun. We finished pretty quickly and carried our frame out to where we were going to assemble it. Everyone else was finishing up and were bringing theirs as well. We had to be in sync, moving at the same pace, turning at the same time, and watching out for obstacles. We set it down, vertically, and held on while the instructors were setting nails. And people get paid 30 dollars an hour for this, I thought, while we’re here for free… Although, I suppose it’s not as much work and responsibility as the actual thing. Once everything was set and done, there was the shell of a building and it made me feel accomplished. We collaborated and turned some pieces of wood and nails into that. There’s still a lot to go, I’m guessing, but it still looks cool to see. And as the day ended and it was time to go, I pointed it out to my mom and said, “I helped build that.