The day finally arrived, The Amazon Event! We were here to see the film “Peeled Faces on the Amazon” by West Hansen. JoJo masterminded the event getting West Hansen and Jeff Wueste to come up from Texas to present their expedition.
My part of the story started earlier in the evening, picking up Laura to go with us to the event. She took us to her favorite fancy ice cream place on Grand.
And then we were off to JoJo’s Funky Warehouse to prepare for the movie. There was great concern about the turnout as there was an ice storm the day before. We put too much work into this event to re-schedule and the city did a fantastic job getting the streets safe. So our first impression was of the temporary door.
Once inside, we started setting up the event with the rest of the volunteers.
And of course, we had to get the custom beer set up and chilled!
Once the party started, about 120 people showed up for the event!
And of course, West presenting his masterpiece!
And we may have drank a few beers and played games!
It was a fantastic venue for a film and was enjoyed by all!
There is nothing better than starting the new year off cleaning. Okay, maybe lots of things, but this year we were helping JoJo out. The floor of the warehouse needed cleaning badly and we were smart enough to volunteer. So after showing up, we messed around a bit while we got our act together.
Andy measuring and texting the size of the I-beam for a custom projector mount.
Once the work started, we used a hose on full power to spray water on the floor. Two people with brooms to mix the dirt and water together and two people with shop vacs to get the water out. It was hard work that didn’t lend any time towards taking photos of the actual work. Each bucket of water that was dumped came out a soupy grey color. None of us would have eaten off of the floor when we were done. But the warehouse was much cleaner when we were done!
The date is getting closer to the Amazon Event and there is still lots to do. Danelle made it out with me today to work on the Funky Warehouse. JoJo set each of us up with different jobs so we were all working all over the warehouse. As we completed our work, Andy wanted to know if we could go check out the basement. Eventually, a group of us were down there. We found three large signs that said “The Shoe”, “WARE”, and “HOUSE”. We started cheering from the basement. Eventually it was decided we would take the time to bring the signs up from the basement.
With a little cleanup, the signs cleaned up nicely and needed to be displayed!
It was decided that they should be put up high and safe out of the way. So we took down the wave and put the signs up high!
It didn’t take long to bring all of our tasks together and hang out!
Our teamwork made the job much easier!
I came back to JoJo’s funky warehouse today to continue cleaning for the Amazon Event. They were kind enough to bottle my beer for me. I still wanted to do my part helping JoJo get the warehouse prepared for the party. We performed a few jobs.
I put “Fat Freddy” up and plugged him in!
We put the bubble wave up on top of the shelf.
Affixed the cool wood border on the wall.
Mark and Nancy fish continued brewing beer.