If you have driven past the Quixote Village site recently, you might have thought, “What’s going on? Nothing’s happening!” Well, appearances aside, a lot has been going on, but behind the scenes. Get this: the site has been leased to us by Thurston County (for one dollar a year for 40 years, thank you very much!), it actually falls within the jurisdiction of the City of Olympia, and the City of Tumwater, which is right across the street, actually provides some utilities. Which resulted in some confusion about who gets to charge us for what that has taken some time to work out. But word came down Tuesday that we are good to go, and additional excavation will begin next Monday (look for the clouds of dust!). Meanwhile, our contractor has been assembling materials for the cabins and community building and making all the other arrangements that need to be done at this stage.
And, thanks to Camp Quixote resident/graphic specialist Jon Colt, we have a construction banner, acknowledging the major players in making Quixote Village happen, posted at the site: