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I’m sorry for letting it go 5 weeks since the last update. We’ve been pretty busy getting acquainted with our lovely daughter Amelia and our new roles as parents. We’re still progressing towards opening the tool shed, just working my way through the tax exempt documentation for the IRS. If anyone has experience with this sort of paperwork I’d appreciate any help that would be offered. Also, be sure to request tools you’d like to see available for checkout in the tool shed.
We got our approval notice from the AZ Corporation Commission. One more tick off on the checklist of opening the doors! Next up, hold a board meeting and submit our federal tax exemption documents. If anyone would like to be involved in a community meeting regarding the start up or direction that the Phoenix Tool Shed is heading, let me know. The more the merrier when it comes to seeing and meeting the needs of a community.
We’re still waiting on approval from the Arizona Corporation Commission to make it official, but we’d love to let you know as things get going around here. If you’d like to be kept up to speed, click on the “Mailing List” link above and give us your name and email address so we can help you follow us as we take this journey together.
My checking account shows the check submitted with the articles of incorporation has cleared. Hopefully that means we’ll hear back from them shortly. Until then, there’s lots of planning, organizing, and even a baby to be had before the doors are opened. Stay tuned.
I have completed the articles of incorporation and will be submitting it along with the other required documents and fee to the Arizona Corporation Commission on Friday. Their current document processing times are estimated at 28 days. I’m hoping they’ll see the awesomeness of a Tool Library and push it right through. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Maybe it’s because our first baby is due in the end of may, or maybe it’s just because it’s spring (though quickly turning to summer), but I’m pretty sure my tools were busy in their storage boxes and have made tool babies. It’s a great thing, though most of the multiples are pretty common tools, but they’re tools nonetheless.
I finally got around to pulling most of the miscellaneous boxes off the shelf in the garage and tried to get most the tools onto the wall in the garage so I can see where we’re starting with the availability of tools. Now I’ll need to come up with a good way to catalogue and identify each tool and then we’ll be that much closer to opening the garage door and sending them off to fix, build, and make things all over the city.
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When you can’t get something out of your head, it’s best to get it out online. Such is the case with Phoenix Tools. I’ve wanted to initiate a tool library for awhile here in Phoenix AZ and have always found a reason not to see it through. Today marks the initiation phase for Phoenix’s first tool library (that I’m aware of). I have much to contemplate and less time than ever to do it in, so if you have input or would like to help – please do.