Week of June 23

June 23: Volunteer for two shifts at OM Build and receive a first edition OM Build hat! Elite list of hat earners: Keith, Betty, Chris, Luca, Steve, and Rae

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Volunteer hat
House plans
House plans

June 28:

Storage rack for completed all panels
Storage rack for completed all panels
Terre and Steve work on the storage rack
Terre and Steve work on the storage rack

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OM Truck
OM Truck
Building plans on our idea board
Building plans on our idea board
Betty and Chris are interviewed by a Capital Times reporter
Betty and Chris are interviewed by a Capital Times reporter

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A full schedule thanks to our wonderful volunteers!
A full schedule thanks to our wonderful volunteers!

Week of June 16

June 17 (Day 10):

Betty operates the drill:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4878924814937&set=vb.421215821319212&type=2&theater

schedule
Build schedule
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Steve and Chris debating the location of the potty
trophy wall
Trophy wall

award

resolution

June 18: We built the first part of House #1 today, one of the two floor panels. Off to a great start, everything nice and square thanks to careful work by Rae and Keith!

June 19:

Our banner
Our banner
Floor panel
Floor panel
Pallet easel designed and built by Steve and Luca to facilitate pallet disassembling
Pallet easel designed and built by Steve and Luca to facilitate pallet disassembling
Planed pallet boards ready to use as flooring or siding
Planed pallet boards ready to use as flooring or siding
Wall of tools
Wall of tools

Just Getting it Started!

It’s been a long hard road . . . but after looking for space for months, and being rejected at, at least one space, not to mention the places that wouldn’t return our calls . . . we finally found a space!!!!

And signed a year lease!!  (June 7, 2013)

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IMG_20130607_164556_917IMG_20130607_164644_342And moved in materials!  (June 7 , 2013)

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And more materials (June 8)

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We even found a trailer jack in the garbage, how odd!

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And started setting up shop!!! (June 10, 2013)

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And, we have a mascot – left by the previous owners . . .

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And we are getting closer to getting started on our first house!

IMG_20130610_145841_008Meanwhile, there must be rules!

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Occupy Madison General Membership Meeting

Occupy Madison Inc. will be having a General Membership meeting this Saturday June 15th from 2-4pm. at the Wil-mar Community Center, 951 Jenifer St. All members and anyone else interested in a progress report on our endeavor to house the homeless should come to our meeting. Also, members will be voting for Board of Directors at this meeting.