Brother and I have been snowed in for the past few days. We last saw our team on Friday, before all of the weather came. Now, according to the internet, the amount of snow outside of our door is taller than me! Yikes! Luckily, Brother and I are really creative. We have been coming up with really fun things for us to do while we wait for our friends.
Even though we have not been with our team, Brother and I have not taken any days off. Each day, we have been reading over the manual to make sure that we haven't missed anything important. We have also been reading online forums about FIRST for tips and tricks. We can't wait to share everything we've learned with our team!
We have also been spending some time watching movies - robot ones, of course. Our favorite was definitely The Sum Of Its Parts. It's a documentary that follows different people and their robots. One of those robots was my team's from 2013. Brother and I loved seeing what our team was like a few years ago. We also got to see some really cool robots in the movie!
I've always wondered what is written on the tables that the girls write on. I used to sit up there when I was smaller, but I had a bad view and couldn't see. Brother and I decided to take advantage of our time alone by seeing if we could find out what is up there. Brother boosted me up to give me a view of the table. Mostly, the girls have written their names. However, they also have written song lyrics (including the National Anthem), drawn pictures, and scribbled in old jokes that I don't understand.
We thought about going to visit our friends at The Home Depot. The girls are always telling us about how wonderful they are! Below is a picture taken with one of the team's favorite employees, Juri. He cuts the wood pieces for the field elements that we need. Just as I was about to roll outside, Brother reminded me about the snow. Maybe another day!
Brother and I finally got the opportunity that we have been waiting for. Every day in the shop, we listen to the playlist of songs that the girls have voted on. For every hour a girl spends in the shop, she earns a song. While these songs are great, they're not ones Brother and I have picked. We should get a say in the songs since we spend every single hour in the shop. Anyway, Brother and I get to pick our own music while the girls are away. It's great!
Even though neither of us have shooters, Brother and I decided to practice pushing the boulder around. While I would love to pretend that I crushed him, I have to be honest. We were not able to do much without our shooters. I'm really glad that my team is working on making me one so that I can control the boulder during matches.
I don't really know when my team is coming back to work on me. I know that if they could, they would be here working. This weather certainly is not helping the time crunch, but I know that my team always overcomes obstacles.