HOUSE NEWS: Temporary kitchen shutdown = no cafe this week

Click here to see an entire list of what is happening this week at the Gainesville Catholic Worker.

For the past year or so, we’ve been dealing with a couple of kitchen-related problems that we’ve been fixing with band-aids and duct-tape (figuratively), but as of last week, they’ve reached the point where we’ll need to address the root problem (in the case of the plumbing, literally–the roots of the camphor tree has invaded our pipes!). Our sink has sprung multiple leaks, including one particularly large gash, and will either need to be professionally welded and fixed or we’ll have to get a new sink. We’ve got a welder coming out this week to see what they can do. And we had our camphor tree in the front yard cut down last week, with the stump set to be grinded down and pulled out this week too, allowing our plumber to get into the ground underneath the tree and see how bad the damage is from the tree roots which had penetrated the pipes and causing the periodic back-up in the system. We’re hoping that both can be resolved this week, but for the time-being, we’ll be shutting down Dorothy’s Cafe. The state of the sink and the problems with plumbing have just made large-scale meals too difficult, plus if they get to the work this week on the pipes, it’ll mean turning off the water for a few hours and Wednesday (cafe day) is the target date. So NO CAFE this week.

Still on for this week:

  • Green House Knitters on Monday night from 7:30-9:30pm
  • Micro-farm workdays on Tuesday and Thursday morning, anytime between 8am-12pm
  • Scripture study on Thursday evening from 7-8:15pm
  • as well as regular house hours, meals, etc.

Sorry for the inconvenience regarding the cafe, but we hope all our regular cafe volunteers will simply see it as a surprise day-off. And we look forward to getting back up and running next week with a little luck and your prayers!


Posted on 09/24/2012, in HOUSE NEWS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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