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Our Li'l Red House/ Pueblo House

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.

Please come visit us and have a tour!

Check out the Chieftain articles here:

Article #1 :  Pueblo House & Occupy the Roads

Article #2 : Li’l Stone House and Music/Art Center

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.

Mentors Jerry, Jim, Melissa and Billy G join in the fun.

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…)

Ready to roll on to Parkersburg

June 30th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Stone House - (Comments Off on Ready to roll on to Parkersburg)
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The “V” has been taking up space in the back of our beautiful little Pueblo House.  If you look real close you can see it back there.  But now it’s time to get back on the roads and head East.   We never quite made it to the West Coast as planned and OTR apologizes to our friends there who wanted us to come out.  Unfortunately an urgent personal matter has come up, which is going to require me to be near Detroit.  So I’m starting the engine and heading out tomorrow (Monday).   I plan to arrive Thursday, where the “V” will be parked while I tend to these personal matters.    Afterward and depending how surgery goes,  it will be time to start our Organize Central -HQ in downtown Parkersburg, which hopefully we’ll have the 501c3 certificate available ,so the donation of that property can be finalized.   Larry has been quite patient as we wait on the Government to issue our certificate and allow us to forge ahead with reno’s and a city farmer’s market in the heart of Parkersburg.

The Li’l Red House and the Stone (Music & Art) House will be taken care of by Ed Sandoval, his girlfriend Mona and our newest addition to the team Ellis who has been working around the clock planting, hauling, fixing and watering.   Ellis came to us from Salt Lake City and had been following us for a while.  He came to the house when I got back and hasn’t left.  He’s going to be our maintenance guy for both properties.  We love his idea and creative solutions for our crazy layouts here, with regard to getting water and power to the MA House.   Between Ed, Mona, Ellis, Cory and my main man Glen Burke we’re in good hands.  (more…)