Waivers, bagels, donuts and....coffee. A great start to our 8:00am day.
Fueling up before our assignment. Mark was soooo happy to see coffee.
Before photo. The towers really needed a new coat of paint. The old paint was dull and lots of peeling paint that you don't notice until you get up close.
There was a lot of required prep work before the actual painting. We had to tape over any exposed metal or lettering on the rails because we couldn't paint over them. The tape kept falling off because it wouldn't stick and who knew there was so much metal on those rails!
Joe sweeping the landing before we put resin paper over it to protect it from paint.
The landing was very slippery. Several of us can attest to that.
Thaw in action, protected from the sun by his special Long Beach Transit cap.
Joe, are we done taping yet?
Bill and Mark finishing up the taping.
Uh, what are the gloves for?
We started with 2 cans of paint and ended up using about 1.5 cans of it.
Bill in action with the roller.
Some of use used rollers and some used brushes to paint the smaller sections and crevices. There was a lot to paint once we got started. We really did need the whole team to do this.
Notice we protected the bolts with tape. :)
Google cap protected Agraja from the sun and the paint dripping from the top.
Caitlin used small pieces of cardboard to protect paint from touching the metal parts of the rails.
Taylor had on his GoogleServe t-shirt...very appropriate. Hope he didn't get too much paint on it.
Done! We finished just after 10:30am instead of the projected 12pm. Teamwork!
Good job! The man's got 3 kids (1 of them being a 8-mo-old baby) and he still showed up at 8am with Kelly! My hat's off to you.
Hm. Picasa won't let me tag Thaw.
Silly Googlers. :)
All the towers on beaches from Zuma to Palos Verdes were painted in blue, orange, yellow, purple and green. Take a drive on PCH and you'll see how beautiful and eye-catching the towers are now. They'll be even better once the kids' art goes on the tower body.
The paint came off my hands and arms pretty easily but it won't come off my clothes. I hope those who got paint on their hair got it out...
Little Google orphans waiting for me to come back with my keys for our post-volunteer Umami treat :)
Thank you to everyone who volunteered! Hope it was a fun and memorable experience for all.