Once in my twenties I was on a Who needs refs when you have Basketball moms shirt, walk from the gate to the old building, and find the water main under the building to make sure it was shut off. It seems that over the decades that this school had been closed no one from the city or the school board knew if the water was on or not. There was an interested buyer for the property but he wanted to know what he was dealing with and had not been allowed on the property to look around. He didn’t’ trust the city. In short we were hired and paid cash to basically sneak onto the property and inspect the place. I was muscle and a friend of one of the experts hired to go in.
There was a plumber, a roofer, and electrician I Who needs refs when you have Basketball moms shirt. We all met for breakfast, got envelopes full of cash, and drove to the property. We didn’t think there would be any trouble getting on and off, and there wasn’t. One of the guys going with us was from the city and said he went in the building twenty years earlier as a teenager to party and from what he knew kids were still doing it. He’s not only kind to me, but he is supportive to others. I am a running coach on Saturday. He always runs our water stops so my runners have at least one water/fuel break on our run. If someone gets injured, he’s there to pick them up and transport them back to their car.