New episode of #LOSTtoTIME

It's been a while since I posted an episode of LOSTtoTIME, but there is a reason for that. On the weekend of April 8-9, 2017 Tony and I went to 3 different locations and filmed. Just a bit of a backlog. Gonna try to get caught up. We have filmed at least 5 more since this one, so... Stay tuned. 

Horace Mann Fire [UPDATED PHOTOS]

On May 3, 2017 some asshole set Horace Mann High School Auditorium on fire. The police are supposedly investigating but I doubt much will come of it. There were similar fires in 1997 and history is repeating itself 20 years later. 

Photo credit to someone on Facebook (If you read this and know who took the photo, please contact me so I can update this) Seeing that picture ruined our day. We were determined to go see the damage as soon as we got out of work. 

Photo credit to someone on Facebook (If you read this and know who took the photo, please contact me so I can update this)

Seeing that picture ruined our day. We were determined to go see the damage as soon as we got out of work. 

It was strange being able to walk in the front doors, one of which was ripped off like the hulk and tossed on the front porch. It's a damn shame. 

Here is our video talking about it. 

Joel and Tony sit down in the now burned auditorium to discuss how they feel about it.

The drone came in handy to get some unique aerial shots inside the Auditorium.

The drone came in handy to get some unique aerial shots inside the Auditorium.

I'll keep updating this as I find out more about the arson and when I edit more pictures or video. 

What's next?

In the coming days/weeks there will be a new #LOSTtoTIME video for the Mahencha Apartments, an old abandoned hospital that is attached to the Gary Police Department, and the montage versions for Lew Wallace, Horace Mann, Emerson, Spaulding, etc. 

I've also started including a bit of history about the buildings in the videos. I'd add more but the sheer volume of stuff that I/we shoot combined with me doing my daily vlogs backs up rather quickly (at the present moment i'm 6 days behind on editing). I have no plans on stopping or slowing down tho. Hell, yesterday afternoon we went and scouted some locations to help Tony's Altocelarophobia. Apparently familiarity with a building will ease his suffering. 

Speaking of his suffering, he keeps making strides to change his situation and I can't help but be proud of that. Not in the sense that it's my doing, but more in the sense that someone sees an issue in their life and instead of just droning on about how it sucks, is doing something about it. I respect that. I don't understand the fear to begin with but I respect the hell out of the effort to overcome it. 

Tony specifically requested we stop by City Church/City Methodist Church yesterday simply so he could walk in the big room. Not only did he walk thru it on his own, I turned around and saw him LOOKING UP and walking. He's more of a badass for this than anything else I've seen him do. Look for the footage on #ChronologicallyJoel: March 30, 2017 on the YouTubes

LOST to TIME Blog: February 25, 2017

Despite starting the day off at the wrong school, when one googles Emerson it takes you to Wurt, we had quite a bit of adventuring to do. Once we left Wurt we found Spaulding Elementary. I'm not sure why we are on such a school kick at the moment but they are fun. After some equipment malfunctions were sorted out we perused the school. Tony knows someone named Adam Hall who does Urban Exploring as well and he agreed to "tour guide" us thru Emerson. Lots of cool photo and video opportunities in that building. We ran into another group for the first time ever on our way into Emerson, then again on our way out. 

Gary Screw & Bolt is SO MASSIVE that Tony was having none of it, but i'd like to go back soon. 

Enjoy the video and photos from that day on the LOSTtoTIME page. 

Watch the full walkthrough of these places on #ChronologicallyJoel: February 25, 2017 on YouTube.

Golf 2017: Day 1

Sam and I took the hint of 67 degree and sunny weather to hit the links. 

Inevitably Sam will find a way to win... 

He kept talking about hoping his back would hold up. Spoiler alert: it did.  

He kept talking about hoping his back would hold up. Spoiler alert: it did.  

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The bottleneck at hole 5 was worse than usual.   

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The light hitting the trees was casting a pretty mean shadow.    

The light hitting the trees was casting a pretty mean shadow.  

 

Summertree was packed today. Everyone had the same idea. It was slow going at first but after the first 9 these two young kids, who were walking in front of us, left and it was wide open after that. 

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I always let Sam drive so I have time to mess with my non-golf related gadgets in-between shots.  

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Droning was successful until the memory card filled up. 

 FINAL SCORE: 98 to 94. Sam wins. 

Hate you sam. 

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We may have pushed our luck...

Everybody dies, but not everybody lives... and goes to jail. Though to be fair technically speaking everybody lives, but the point is go out and do stuff. Risk is itself the reward. 

Is there a link where I can like, donate? 

Some days...

Some days I just feel like curling up into the fetal position. Today I did. 

Carry on. 

Changes to the website

Just switching over to a new layout. All the old content will be trickling back onto the page shortly. If you have any suggestions... now is the time. Click around and see what you can find. I'll get back to work. 

Salayuh