I like to drive down to my cousin’s house once or twice a week to share a beer. Since his house is in a close neighborhood, the drive takes about 10 minutes during the busiest times of the day and only five minutes in the middle of the night when the roads are dead. My cousin and I are the same age and grew up with one another, going to the same school and falling in with the same group of friends. That made it really easy for us to make friends over the years as we both had plenty of opportunities when we were in separate classes at school. Even though we went to separate colleges, we always hung out during holiday breaks from school when we’d return to our hometown to visit our respective parents and siblings. While we both vowed to move away from this town, we’re still here all of these years later. We both ended up meeting our partners in this town when we moved back after university. The other day my wife stepped out to drive our kids to an extracurricular activity while my cousin was sitting in the kitchen enjoying a cold beer from the fridge. He told me about a huge blunder he made trying to build a concrete block shed in the backyard. Since it was just a shed, he thought that he could put the cinder blocks together without using rebar for reinforcement. Just because you’re using concrete and cinder blocks, you should still utilize rebar tie wire for reinforcement.