This week we plan to paint two piano’s. We just found out a third piano is being donated to our houses. Plans are to start construction on the music house with volunteers and plenty of hard work. First we’ll be cleaning up inside, then we pull our permits needed before tackling the huge job at hand. We need all the help we can get. Lynden is a general contractor and he’s volunteered his time to help make this happen. Once the permits are established we’ll be starting with electrical and then plastering. Cornerstone roofing did a bid over a month ago and we’re just waiting for them to start the job. The porch needed to be reinforced and we have decking to add to the back of the house or it might be a stage. We’ll be working on a much needed plan for the yard, which will include a stage (for open mic) and an outdoor art space. The gardens are ready to plant and our composting is being worked on. There’s wood to be split and stacked and fences to repair. We’re planning a couple outdoor library boxes (take one-bring one) as well. All carpenters and handy people are encouraged to come join in. It sure would be great to have a music house by fall.
As far as we know the media house is now ours and that’s another huge undertaking. That house (812 E. 5th) is in dire need. We’re hoping to have a large company consider taking on the task with us otherwise it could be a long time before offering journalism, film editing and other media classes. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that someone will see fit to step up and help us help bring good things to kids.
Another outdoor event is being planned for later this month. All musicians are welcome to join in our “in the yard music nights”.