Patrick and Ben
Soon the dad saunters over, beer in hand. “I’m Patrick,” he says. He’s also up here for the night while his wife is on a trip. We begin the typical guy-exchange.
“What do you do,” my answer then, “and how ‘about you?”
“I’ve been a stay-at-home dad for the last few years,” he explains. My brain stumbles and presents a retirement concept to my awareness and I want to say, “awesome.” But no, two young kids at home is anything but retired.
“You get to camp a lot then?” I ask weakly, aware I over-thought that.
“Oh yeah,” he says, “a lot!” then resumes his occupation answer. “I’ve started into real estate lately.” He knows my employer, St. Luke’s, has begun a project with CH2M HILL and mentions some work he’s recently done with them.¹
¹ Atova, “Patrick Harper”: idahorealestate.com/Pages/AgentDetails.aspx?AgentID=320