Think of how the seasons affect us. Winter, cold and dark, seems to go on forever! Around February we see glimmers of hope - with a day in the upper 50s - only to have those hopes dashed as it hovers around 12 degrees for the next couple weeks!
Well, starting a makerspace can feel like that sometimes. We get really close to what we think will be a perfect location for our space. Then we discover all the little things - that aren't always so little.
This building is great, but what is this? Asbestos tiles!
Now we are looking at $10k + to mitigate. Is the landlord prepared to take this on and when? Like winter, we wonder...
...will it ever end?
But then we have a good day or two - a bad one followed by another good. Each new week trends upward. The occasional bad day doesn't hit so hard as we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It may be a sliver, but we can see light! We are going to make it!
Franklin Gear is getting really close to a new home; so close that I want to tell you about it. But that could jinx the whole thing! So hang in there!
And start thinking about getting your hands dirty! Soon we need to start doing!
And doing is what we do best! We are makers - part of the fun is making the space itself! Read on and start thinking about what you can do to help this community thrive!