Ken Shore will be coming back (from Denver) on Sat. to finish the final electrical needs. Can’t wait to see him, as we always have a few laughs. After this weekend we’ll be in a position to have the final inspection redone. Then we’re off to restore the Stone House next, for evaluation (so far a quote for the water main break is going to cost $2280) and material gathering, costs. We now have a prospect of another house and that’s being considered for outstanding taxes approx. $2600.
Glen, one of our directors (who recently had a stroke) is doing well on the road to recovery. He’s getting physical therapy now and plans are that he’s going to be released on Feb. 7th if all goes well. He’s in Parkview Hospital in room 309 (B) where he has a phone. His sense of humor is still alive and well. Some days he’s a bit more tired than others but considering what he’s been through he’s doing great.
Joe is finalizing some trim on the kitchen walls and been getting lots of little things done around PH. I put all the files into our new filing cabinet, where we’re now organized. With files in one place it sure helps to be able to find things. Been extremely busy around the house….no shortage of things to do. (more…)
Thank you to Loretta Sword for covering our story and helping make our next journey a success. We’re in the process of taking an 100 year old house and turning it into a Music & Art Center for the kids, big and small!
It’s been 18 months of hard work, dedication, perseverance and stretching dollars. The original Li’l Red House is now 95% completed and ready to greet the kids and show them life can be about fun and creativity too. We’re always looking for volunteers, music, art, clerical and labor. Be part of a team who believes the programs schools are cutting are perhaps the most important. Thank you to everyone and every company who helped make this first house possible.
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The houses will not only have creative venues but will encourage healthy eating and cooking classes. Our garden will be used to help educated the neighbors and anyone who wishes to learn about food, enjoy fresh produce and educate kids on the benefit of eating healthy. We have chefs willing to teach once we’re ready.
While waiting for the electrical inspection on Wed. we made a frame for our sign and around the map. Pictures from various camps and events over the past two years were used, so you might see yourself! In the end, the final inspection for Pueblo House was not a success. Apparently every plug needs to be “tamper proof” and many more GFI’s are needed and there’s the breakers which need something because the smoke detector is on that circuit, and then there’s this and that and something over here and something over there. OMG….how did we, as kids, survive in the day I wonder? Looks like it’s going to take another $300 in order to get signed off on another inspection. The good news that Ken is coming back out, so we get to have another visit. In the meantime Joe is going to switch out and replace the plugs.
On Monday the League of Women Voters luncheon had guest speaker, Detention Chief Darlene Alcala, who discussed what jail personnel are doing about inmates who have mental health and substance abuse issues. It was quite educational. If at all possible we’d like to work with the juveniles where we can for community service and mentoring. We’re hoping the music and art house (which we’re working on next) will keep kids busy. (more…)
So happy to report that Pueblo Electrics is going to help us out again with getting electric to the SH. One plus, is that the wiring and some plumbing exists in the SH which we didn’t have in PH so it’s in better shape, but still very needy.
It’s been a long time coming and it was only through the many volunteers that Pueblo House is now ready for programs.
We’re working with many of the local groups like Teen Pregnancy-Health Care, My Youth LInk and many others. The City Planning (Wade & Beritt) will be coming by for a visit this week too and we’ll discuss historical status for both buildings (since both are over 100 years old) which will hopefully provide us with funding ability. (more…)