Whether it’s through well-wishing, curiosity, or the spirit of pitching-in, many of our friends and family have expressed interest in our project. This past Saturday we hosted a walk through of the space so people could see what we were taking on. Thanks to everyone who showed up! It’s really interesting to see what particular parts of the space people were most interested in. I find the biggest division is between basement and non-basement people. I don’t know anything about cars, but I imagine this is a lot like people who want to see the inside of a car and people who want to see what’s under the hood. Some of our guests were particularly excited about crawling around the basement and poking at the duct work and wiring. Others were much more interested in scoping out the bedrooms and bathrooms. No matter what kind of person you are, there’s a lot to be excited about in this place.
We also took the opportunity for Emily to plant some birthday tulips and other spring bulbs. Friday, while waiting for the power to be turned on, I built a little impromptu raised bed for her to dig in. We also met a few more of our neighbors, including Kat and her daughter Sierra who had just moved on the next street over and were out looking for other little girls to play with. We also spied the owner of this large, groundhog-shaped hole under our front steps. Our never-ending battle against the forces of groundhogs might not be concluded!