On Thursday, November 9, HSL Executive Director Amy Catania and I (Aurora) ventured out to Bloomingdale, NY, for a meeting about the construction of the Cure Porch on Wheels.
Amy and I met with Don Rumble and his son Joe, along with Melissa Kline. Don and Joe are the heart of Rumble Carpentry, a business that sees them work on a variety of building projects from their large, well-equipped shop in Bloomingdale. Joe and Don frequently work with Melissa, whose business, Maple Lane Design and Drafting, is also based in Bloomingdale. It's thanks to Melissa and her skills that we have the great renderings of the Cure Porch on Wheels, enabling us to share our vision for what the porch will look like.
At this meeting, we discussed a variety of ideas related to the eventual construction of the porch, including how to power the porch for electricity, wood trim, to insulate or not, window trim, the specific type of trailer needed to build the porch on, and many more important details. This is a great collaborative effort to make the Cure Porch on Wheels the best it can be!
Our next step is a big one: purchasing the trailer that we will build the porch on! Once we have the trailer, Melissa will be able to gather precise measurements for the detailed specs she is creating in partnership with engineer Wiley Lavigne. This is an important step in making the Cure Porch on Wheels a reality and I could not be more excited to keep rolling forward!
Stay tuned for more updates and, as always, please consider making a donation to help us reach our goal. Online donations may be made at: https://www.razoo.com/story/Cureporch
Historic Saranac Lake is developing the Cure Porch on Wheels, an exciting mobile exhibit space that will allow HSL to present mini exhibitions and oral history projects to audiences at locations throughout the area.