This building is 137' long, and has three pipes running the length of the building. I quit counting at 100 breaks. We are having to replace all the pipes. that run to the upper half of the building.
I am saving the pipes to turn in to cash to help pay for the repairs, The Inn is strapped for cash and aren't sure how they are going to pay for it. The work has to be done there are to many people that rely on this homeless shelter in this weather to keep them warm.
This is a few of the breaks The heat tape you see here failed, which is what caused the problem in the first place. I have been coming in and working on this and heaters and locks for a week now and will be heading back today to finish removing the last of the pipes. The weather has been reeking havoc on the buildings.
I am cutting each side of the places where they run to bathrooms, while all this is going on they are having to share the restrooms down stairs, They are able to sleep in the rooms and stay warm. They need help to pay for this repair. And I am asking you my fellowbloggers to step up to the plate for me. I would not ask for this for me, but the Inn provides a need service to the community. I worked for the Inn for over 4 years and was laid off when they lost there funding. But when something goes wrong they know they can call me and I will be there to help. They have been helping people starting in 1999. A $5 donation will buy 1 fitting for the building, there are 11 rooms and 5 fittings to a room. Please help if you can. send checks to the Bethlehem Inn 3705 N. hwy 97 Bend Oregon 97701. place a note in and let them know your a blogger please thanks and MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Sorry, But I will be lucky if I have time to do any post this week. What is it do to the holidays coming you ask? No, Its do to the lovely weather we are having here in Oregon. Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I use to work at a homeless shelter. And that they had to lay me off when they lost there funding. And that I still go in and help when they need it. Well we have been having temps drop down to -4 here over the last few days and there pipes have frozen. They have had some plumbers come out to help but they haven't been to reliable. in fact one that was going to come out last night not only did not show he wouldn't even return phone calls. So it is Ken to the rescue. I was there tell after 9 last night and ran out of parts. So I am getting ready to head over there again. I have at least 9 more breaks to fix. So I'm sure that as I fix them I will be finding more. So if you don't here from me I am busy helping the homeless, and I will do it in the name of all my blogging friends.
Is this what I was lucky about? Nope thats just snow!
Is this what I was lucky about? Well one might think so but no its a Pied-billed Grebe.
This is what I'm luckey about. Some times a shot just turns out. Now my regular readers will know that this swan and I go way back. He has taken a liking to me (or my camera) I have taken so many pictures of him I could fill a whole months worth of posts on him. Do your self a favor and click on this picture so you can see it close up.
I know what your asking! how did those lights get up in that tree? Its thirty feet tall and very skinny, you couldn't of used a latter. If you did you would end up like practically Joe (see his blog about this please) and get hurt. But the lights have to go up they have been up on that tree for years we just can't stop now. So how did the lights get up on my brothers tree then you say? Just have a look and see some Christmas magic! Or that my brothers brother is just a little touched lol
Oh Crap I dropped the *#@*^& lights
Plugging them in and plugging along
Now this is what a bucket of "POO" looks like lol
Yep that's me up in the bucket, my brother on the ground and or boss Madison laying on the lawn. And My brothers lovely wife Ali is the one taking pictures. Thanks Ali! you did a great job!