Living in the midwest has its ups and downs. I think I must love it because I have been here for years. I have thought about leaving, I have tried leaving, but I keep ending up back. Now I am engaged, own a house, and have a job I think I am staying. Anyways, the winters can be rough especially for someone that likes to skateboard. Every fall I feel like has revolved around making sure we have spot that we can skate out of the cold. Now that I am a homeowner I have taken it upon myself to have a place for us to skate. My garage for the last two winters has been a small skatepark.