Project Dates: September 28, 2010-May 17, 2011 Project Leader: Emily Frankel Email: email@example.com Phone: 760-780-8039 Address: 57087 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
‘Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere. Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share’. Now, morph that song together with the Lambkins ‘This is the Song that Never Ends’ song and you will have an idea of what the last few days of Wild Corps was like. We cleaned 57087 Yucca Trail like it was no ones business! The SCA may or may not continue to rent the house, so we had to not only clean and pack all crew stuff, but essentially had to move, which meant all furniture, electronics, kitchenware, and miscellaneous material that has amassed over the past few years of crews had to be cleaned, inventoried, and put somewhere. Fun, fun, fun! On the first day of hitch the crew jumped right into it, raring and tearing to go and there has not been a drop in the energy level since. The house became a warzone, with five generals operating on solo and combined fronts, all with one ultimate goal: to bring the house to an ultimate surrender. The theatres of war included the kitchen, the garage, the bathrooms, and the living spaces. It is surprising how long tasks can take, a lesson learned over and over again throughout the hitch, but it is likewise surprising how much five people can get done in a few short days. There was more stuff in the house than we could have imagined, and all had to be thoroughly checked over before we could pack it away somewhere. Day one took care of all kitchen stuff and books, as well as much technology stuff. On day two we successfully moved all furniture to storage, which left us with a very empty house and great feeling of accomplishment. Day three was garage and cleaning, all tools and gear cleaned and inventoried and a scrub-down of the windows and the kitchen, which boasted untold years worth of grease and grime. Day four was significantly shorted by a field trip to Primavera in the Garden; a fundraiser that our BLM contact Chris Roholt invited us to. Our final day was a mad dash of work in the morning, followed by a drive up to Ridgecrest and a pizza party to end the season! Hooray for the end of House Hitch. The work was hard and the days long, but we managed to have tons of fun doing it, not to mention a delightful potluck at Emily’s house and plenty of reminiscing and jovial banter throughout the days to keep everyone’s spirits up. It has been a wonderful bonding experience and one could not ask for a more perfect way to bring closure to such an incredible year!