We’ve been trying to get the two Boulder Housing Coalition co-ops a little bit more sociably integrated lately. Making sure that we invite them over whenever we have a get together, doing dinner guest exchanges back and forth, and the occasional joint outing. More than half of their household (7 of 13) is turning over this lease cycle, which is hard on a co-op’s social fabric and institutional memory. It also makes the membership process pretty daunting. Zac planned an afternoon of volleyball. It was blazing hot, but with a little shade and a lot of lemonade, it was fun. Definitely looking forward to future cooperative mingling.
As Bryan is heading off to circle the globe in a few days I’ve had to find a new place to live. His condo is worth more rented out in its entirety than as a combination of two rooms. As luck would have it, there was a summer sublet (with the option to renew) open in the Masala Co-op, where I lived in the summer of 2004 (after serving on the board of the Boulder Housing Coalition, which owns the co-op houses in Boulder).
I decided to renovate my room, since I had the time, and no hard pressure to move. I did some soundproofing between the room and the common areas, re-painted, and built myself a big sleeping loft. Then I moved all my stuff across town by bike.
Here are some pictures of the new space, before, during and after the work.