iPhone Update – Day 4

The second weekend of this Radical Community Renovation is over. Whoa! What a ride. So many amazing people, so much talent, so much love. See what we got done today!

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iPhone Update: The Best Day Yet!

Today we needed progress. Today we needed a BIG push. We needed a magical day of productivity and action… And we got it. What a massive effort! See the power of community right here.

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Quick Glance at the Mid-Week Prep Time

Paul takes a minute to talk about the difference between the “preparation time” and the “community time” of a Radical Community Renovation.

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Day 2 iPhone Update of Threshold Housing’s Radical Reno

Day 2 started off slow with a shortage of volunteers, but we had a late surge and got a ton of items ticked off the list. By the end of the day, however, we were behind schedule. Help up get back on schedule by volunteering next weekend!

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iPhone Update Day 1of Threshold Housing’s Radical Reno

It’s the end of Day 1. Take a look at just a bit of what we accomplishments on Day 1. It’s hard to believe all of the work that got done. It’s amazing! (Please forgive the dark lighting inside the unit–it was late in the day and the power was turned off for safety purposes:)

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iPhone Update Day 1of Threshold Housing’s Radical Reno

Watch the controlled and inspired mayhem of Day 1 of Threshold Housings Radical Reno.

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Ditches and Small Victories

This Saturday morning did not go the way I expected.

Upon waking I got an emergency text from Colin Gill, owner of District Plumbing. He was at the site all by himself trying to complete the solid pipe element of the perimeter drain, but there was a lot more digging needed than he expected. He needed help. He had to leave at noon to pick up his young boy. Yet the job needed to be completed because on Monday the inspectors come. If the drain doesn’t pass inspection I have to cancel the backfill of drain-rock scheduled for Tues. This would push back the crawlspace encapsulation due to start on Wed and finish on Thurs…all in preparation for the start of the Radical Reno!

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$5K Grant from Oak Bay Marine Group

As you can imagine, it takes great flexibility from an employer when one of their people sporadically leaves to do community work. They have afforded me this flexibility. For this project I’ve been incognito for several months. Without their support I wouldn’t be able to what I do. Without their support there is no way HeroWork would be where it is: about to reach over a 1 million worth of community renovations.

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