We still have a couple of weeks left before the houses are completely finished, but we went ahead and cut a ribbon anyway. Sure it wasn’t a huge ribbon and we didn’t have giant scissors (or a sword), but I assure you that little green ribbon is good and cut. While this may seem slightly premature, we decided that just prior to completion would offer the best opportunity for everyone to have a look at the unfurnished house. Hopefully those who came out agree. If not, don’t worry. We will definitely be having another event (aka party) once the homes are completely buttoned up.
Thank you to everyone who came out Tuesday morning to celebrate the project with us. We had probably at least 60 people there throughout the event. We would definitely consider that a success for 10:30 am on a Tuesday. The coffee and food must have been good (thanks Soy Cafe) because both went fast, and we got some great feedback on the homes as well.
As Chad said during the ceremony, we are grateful to all of you who follow along on this blog and offer your thoughts and ideas in the comments. We know that many of you live too far away or have too much to do to make it to all of these events, but we want you to know that you are included in our thanks. We have learned a lot on this project and a good portion of that has come from all of you. This education will continue to help us as we move into our next projects. We hope you’ll stick around and keep reading and commenting as we press on.
If you missed the event or just want to relive it digitally, check out the Keystone Edge video on the Ribbon Cutting. It is a great piece of work as always from John Davidson. Greg La Vardera was also kind enough to share some Flickr pictures, a few of which are shown below. Check out the rest of the set on Greg’s Flickr page. Thanks also to Keith McGinnis for the great action shot at the start of this post. To quote Keith, “The ribbon hasn’t even dropped yet!”
The 100k Team in all our photogenic glory.
Chad talks to KYW (looks serious doesn’t it?)
A segment of the crowd.
If anyone else has pictures they would like to share please feel free to post links in the comments. We will be posting professional photography when the house is completely finished. Until then, you’ll have to settle for the amateur pictures Chad and I typically produce.
To wrap up, here’s a teaser image we posted at the ribbon cutting . . .
Hit the comments for more pics, questions or anything else that needs saying.
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