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Post by Problem Child on Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:47 pm

This is a great community project IMO.

I saw in a post someone said the benches at the malecon needed upkeep, so I went to the Chapala malecon and sure enough, some upkeep is needed. So I thought that would be a good community project.

So I went to the Municipal Palace and tracked down the right guy and ended up with an official letter saying it's OK to repair and paint the benches.

Now I'm looking for five volunteers to help me. I'm figuring to paint the benches colors to match the "CHAPALA" sign. I'll ask Walmart if they will donate paint and if they won't, I'll get it myself along with brushes and drop-cloths.

I will even supply lunch (Tamale, soda, one beer each day and of course water).

I have an electric sander and will see if I can beg/borrow another one or two. Maybe a volunteer has one to use.

I'm also sure, we can get an honorable mention in the Guadalajara Reporter (I'll take some pictures and alert the Reporter).

I would think this is one way of giving back to the community although Know there are many other and probably more worthwhile ways, but this is only asking for a few hours and the the results should be well worth the effort.

You might even make some new friends.

If interested, please either PM me with your availability and thoughts.

If I can't get any interest, I'll invest a couple of hours a day and do it on my own, but would love help.

Thanks.

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Post by gringal on Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:17 pm

Great project and I'd help if I could. PLEASE keep the benches the wood finish color and not the colors of the sign. IMO, those colors would be a mistake in that context. They'd be okay on the metal benches out on the pier which badly need painting.

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Post by Problem Child on Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:58 pm

My thought was going with the color theme. I'll look for a consensus of opinion.opinion.

I love how Mexicans use bright/happy colors.

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Post by gringal on Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:11 pm

BTW, if anyone thinks the Chapala Malecon needs help, the Ajijic Malecon is in far worse shape.

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Post by Problem Child on Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:26 pm

I picked Chapala since that's where I live.

I'm sure any group that wanted to volunteer for A jijic would be welcome.

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Post by oncesubtle on Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:00 pm

Since Candace and I are beyond the working stage of our lives but love the project we'll kick in 500 pesos so you can hire a laborer for a day. Please P.M me for the peso hand off.
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Post by Problem Child on Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:05 pm

oncesubtle wrote:Since Candace and I are beyond the working stage of our lives but love the project we'll kick in 500 pesos so you can hire a laborer for a day. Please P.M me for the peso hand off.  

Nice offer and appreciated, but I would like to make it a community effort type of thing.

I figure to do it slow and easy. I'm older than dirt and my wife is 65, so it won't be backbreaking work.

BTW, what do you think of the idea of making the benches colored like the CHAPALA sign?

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Post by oncesubtle on Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:26 pm

We don't have a preference for color, just a dressing up will be fine. tx
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:19 am

Great idea PC!! I was just thinking about a similar project for the Ajijic benches. Can you provide me with the contact info of the guy you spoke with for the permission letter? Maybe you could do a donation drive where for "x" amount of pesos you get your name on a bench plaque?

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Post by Trailrunner on Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:31 am

Eric Blair would be your go-to guy. Wait . . .
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Post by Problem Child on Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:51 am

I made a long post on combining Chapala and Ajijic projects and who to contact, and it didn't post for some reason.

I also suggested any $$ could be held by CanuckBob as the "Treasurer" to pay any workers.

Spray painter will cut work by 75% and paint use by 25% IMO.

And where is the picture of the Ajijic bench that was posted?



I also can easily put together a PVC "fence" to go around each bench while the paint dries.

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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:31 am

I am only interested in the Ajijic malecon project at this point.

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Post by windrider17 on Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:25 pm

I am in for the Chapala project.

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