Is a time of and for thanks. I have quite a few people to thank and I fear I won’t capture all of them here. I am giving my thanks to the women and men who do a lot of things for MMA and for me on a daily basis, particularly where it concerns my work on the MMA facilities. These are the people who have been working on our buildings and grounds, keeping things looking nice and improving upon things that are broken, rundown, and not looking so nice frankly. And many of them have been doing it for many years already.
Some of our projects this year have been grant funded and we are greatly appreciative to those people, foundations, and granting agencies for their confidence in and support of our work.
This year’s projects – and repairs – have included things like new gutters on some of our buildings – including Hinchman House – painting of Hinchman and the Astronomer’s Cottage, work on turning our former Science Library into a Research Center, roofing Hinchman, installing a new (not leaking) shower and bathroom floor in the Hinchman dorm, and installing new drainage and a sewer line. These are just a few of the “biggies” but there are also things like washing windows, cleaning dryer vents (we have five of those!), and fixing the lighting which are just as important and may get overlooked sometimes.
So here goes the Thanks part which also includes the crews of these contractors, craftsmen, and artisans – all of my heroes! – as well. The MMA and I are eternally grateful!
Wayne and Andrea Morris, Wayne Morris Mason
Matt Anderson, Anderson Carpentry
Jim Badera, Badera Engineering
Jon Vollans, Vollans Electric
Bob Butler, Marden Plumbing
Mickey Rowland, Milton Rowland Architects
Greg Maskell, Maskell Landscaping
Kevin Wiggin, Kevin Wiggin HVAC, Inc.
Mike Freedman, Cabinetmaker
Jim Tyler, James Tyler Painting
Marine Home Center
Burton Went, WMW Tile, Inc.
James Lydon and Sons and Daughters Roofing
John Wathne, Structures-North
Jonathan Miles Window Cleaning
John Daly Plumbing
Island Cleaning Services
Valero Locksmith Service