The Motel Possible project moved forward by leaps and bounds in July, due in no small part to a big assist from friends and family.
It’s hard to believe we are cleaning and sorting linens, hanging pictures and coat racks and curtains, and making beds in preparation for actual opening. We are working hard and still having so much fun!
As always, thanks to everyone who has helped and supported us emotionally, physically, and financially. It means everything to us.
Patty & Dave
We held our first work bee. In spite of a rain delay, it was a tremendous success. So many great friends and family joined in the work and hopefully had a little fun, too.
The grounds crew was amazing.
Dominic has been heading up our groundskeeping efforts. The whole family pitched in to help.
Brad and Uncle Jeff dug up and raked out the second courtyard, or Reflection Zone, as we have taken to calling it.
Dylan whipped the weeds and grass into shape.
Jason did some lumberjacking. Hate to take out trees, but some were just too close to the building.
Dave power washed the courtyard. Mike and Therese prepped rooms in Building Two for paint.
Shane painted his way down the east side of Building One.
Sarah caulked the trim boards.
It made for a long day, but he made it to the corner.
Cheryl and Dominic cleaned out rocks and years of debris.
Dylan trimmed up low hanging branches to clear the driveways.
Sarah helped clean up the future picnic area. I didn’t get a picture, but Victoria and Annemarie cleaned all the courtyard bathrooms!
We enjoyed music and a gorgeous starry night beside the newly built fire pit.
The morning after.
This area is looking much better. The cedars up close to the building are probably going next.
The drive up to Building Two is now passable without hitting branches.
The picnic area is ready for rebuild.
Dave couldn’t help but hum the Sanford & Son theme song as we cleaned up.
We took a moment on Sunday to relax and enjoy the newly cleaned courtyard.
We decided to keep the arborvitae in the courtyard for now, but not the ones on the building ends.
Our friend Chris brought his backhoe up and removed them and pulled out more autumn olive while he was here. Next we’ll move around to trimming and painting this end.
We’re letting the milkweed go at least until the mulch arrives.
We rebuilt the landscape walls on the south end of Building One.
And removed the giant pile of lava rock. We’re liking the crisp and tidier look.
Dave got the neon sign working again.
We did more cleaning and decorating in the courtyard rooms.
This room is a single queen on the courtyard.
Coming Soon – the Atwood Inn!