Build a Home for Mom

Update posted by Sam Sadin On Sep 22, 2018

Hello Friends and Family,

We are so excited to see and feel all of the support from you on this Fundraising project! It is truly heartwarming knowing that you are all a part of our community and are there for us. We look forward to sharing our completed houseboat with you in person or virtually.

As we finish up the last couple of weeks of construction, everyday brings a new perspective to the finished houseboat! The sheetrock is now up and will be 'floated' (mudded/sanded) next week, along with the first couple layers of paint.

The IKEA cabinets we spend all weekend deciding on will be delivered and installed later next week too. And the bamboo flooring will arrive and get installed the following week. Then, its just painting, window trim, and other little details, (and bigger details like the bathroom).

Hopefully, everything will be all done by the third week of October and we'll get Earleen moved in by Halloween!

We got great news from the Harbor, that they are going to buy her old boat for a current member, so we don't have to deal with selling it or moving it! It couldn't be any better than that.

We'll reach out to everyone to celebrate our completion with a big PARTY on the HOUSEBOAT and hope to thank you in person. We'll also be reaching out to those of you who selected a thank you gift. We are looking forward to sending out your reward gifts soon!


Thanks again everyone for all of your support!

Sam, Kyyio, Ember, and Earleen


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Update posted by Kyyio Cecil Raditz On Aug 25, 2018

We have decided to extend the fundraising for my mom's houseboat one more month (until my birthday). As so many projects go, it is taking longer and costing more than expected, but we are so excited to get my mom into a larger living space with a caretaker. We are getting close!

Thank you to all of you have already donated or shared our campaign!

As we near the end of our 7th month of construction the boat is now awaiting a big 'close in' inspection next week, followed by the insulation getting sprayed in, and then the sheetrock getting put up. The inside is cleared out for the insulation job and is less hazardous than normal. However, please leave the wee little ones at home, as its definitely not 'child-proof'.

Please join us for an impromptu open house as we gather our resources, energy, and friends together to celebrate our progress and help us make it through to the end of this project!

If you have been curious to see what a mostly built houseboat looks like do stop on by for a drink and snack and we'd love to see you!

Here's the Facebook Event Page if you want to RSVP, but it's not require
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https://www.facebook.com/events/296026644315266/

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Update posted by Kyyio Cecil Raditz On Aug 25, 2018

We have decided to extend the fundraising for my mom's houseboat one more month (until my birthday). As so many projects go, it is taking longer and costing more than expected, but we are so excited to get my mom into a larger living space with a caretaker. We are getting close!

Thank you to all of you have already donated or shared our campaign!

As we near the end of our 7th month of construction the boat is now awaiting a big 'close in' inspection next week, followed by the insulation getting sprayed in, and then the sheetrock getting put up. The inside is cleared out for the insulation job and is less hazardous than normal. However, please leave the wee little ones at home, as its definitely not 'child-proof'.

Please join us for an impromptu open house as we gather our resources, energy, and friends together to celebrate our progress and help us make it through to the end of this project!

If you have been curious to see what a mostly built houseboat looks like do stop on by for a drink and snack and we'd love to see you!

Here's the Facebook Event Page if you want to RSVP, but it's not require
d.


https://www.facebook.com/events/296026644315266/

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Update posted by Sam Sadin On Aug 03, 2018

6 MONTH UPDATE!

Wow, Its hard to believe we've been actively building our Houseboat for 6 months now! Thank you all for taking a supportive role in this process and for being there for us! We are so excited to enter the final phase of construction and expect everything to be wrapped up enough for my mom to move in by the end of September.

Here's some Highlights from the past couple of months:

May: As the siding on 3 sides was finished, we needed to spin the houseboat around 180 degrees to have better access to the 4th side. The first attempt failed at a 4.8' high tide, so we had to wait until the middle of the night for a 6.0' tide to do the deed. Fortunately, the rotation was successful and then the last side's exterior could be completed.

June: As the exterior siding finished up, our building team moved on to the task of internal guts- plumbing, electrical and gas. We had a special helper who came out for some volunteer work days - Kyyio's dad, Cary! He spent three days drilling holes in the studs for the electrical wires through. Thanks Cary! We also got the roof roofed and the deck decked!

July: A monumental move was executed late one windy evening at the beginning of the month - we towed the houseboat around the harbor and into a very narrow entry into its permanent birth! It had to be done at the highest spring tides of 6.8' because we are docked close to the shore. It all worked amazingly well with the help of a crew of 12 guys and 3 boats (plus most of the harbor folks were out watching, helping, yelling, and witnessing the move! The rest of the month was spent finishing the internals and building a landing pad on the top of the dock which will lead to a ramp to the boat.

August: This month we will be getting a much anticipated inspection before we close in with sheetrock. But before that, the fire sprinkler system needs to get installed (next week) plus a separate inspection from the fire chief, then the insulation installation comes with its own special Green Building Code inspections. We have been getting a little stressed figuring out how we are going to pay for the last push of all the finishing pieces (floors, cabinets, bathroom, appliances). We are trusting in the universe, our hard work and resourcefulness, and community to get us through- so my mom can move in as soon as possible. Luckily, we just scored a free kitchen appliance set from a condo in SF that was getting renovated, so that's Awesome!


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Update posted by Vanessa Raditz On May 13, 2018

Happy mothers day to ALL the mothers out there, and especially all the single mothers raising their families with lots of willpower and the support of their community.

Thanks to YOU, we've already raised over $4000 to give back to one of these loving and dedicated mamas- our dearest Earleen. From the bottom of our hearts- THANK YOU!!!

We are incredibly grateful for this support in this stressful time: The construction is speeding ahead. We are about half way done and hope to move Earleen in by end of August. Siding is going up now and all doors and windows are in. Plumbing, electrical, and roofing subcontractors will be starting soon. Two sides are almost completely painted! As construction costs and credit card debt accumulate, it's a relief to know that we have $4000 more that we can put towards a safe and healthy future for Earleen. It's a relief to know and to see the community support that will help us through the difficult days still to come.

We still have a long way to go.

This mother's day, could you please take a minute to share the video and our story?



From Kyyio:

I am so touched by all our friends who have donated to my mom's fundraising campaign! I'm also connecting with some wonderful old friends from my mom's "tribe" and Renaissance Pleasure Faire days! Thank you!

For mother's day, I've been reflecting on all the things I love about my mom. Here are a couple memories:

1) She is such a caregiver, she always took care of me, her parents, her sisters, my friends, really anyone who was in need of support.

2) She was an amazing cook and taught me how to cook. When I decided to become a vegetarian at 13 in Alabama, she got out her old veggie cookbooks out ( Diet for a Small Planet- I believe) and told me she would support me but I need to learn how to cook for myself too!

3) When I was in high school and I got in trouble for being late too many times- the punishment was a paddling or detention. They called my mom and she told them that no one was allowed to paddle or touch me and that it was her fault that I was late sometimes, so if they wanted someone to go to detention that she would come in. The principal was so stunned by her response that was the end of it.

6) When I was 16 my mom let me skip school to see my first Grateful Dead show in Charlotte,NC with Olivia Diamond and Jon Ramsey.

We have 95 more days to go to meet our goal. I will see how many more things I can reflect on over the next few months. It is hard having our roles switched as I have now become her caretaker, so having gratitude for all she has done brings more love and light to the daily grind. Send some love to Earleen if she helped you out!

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