Since I just recently finished up my Information Systems degree, it's been nice to have this project to help work on, so that I can get some "real world" use out of my new-found skills, and support a hobby that I enjoy at the same time!
Fun certainly does not always equate to easy though! It's been quite a lot of work (I estimate conservatively that I've spent about 12 - 20 hours a week on it.) The only reason I point out the amount of effort that we have been putting into this, is to highlight that we're all volunteers doing it - Our reward is seeing people enjoy the program, and having a fun time activating parks. In one case though, one of the individuals who participates in the program, and also helps out with some of the administrative stuff, went above and beyond to show his appreciation, and sent me this in the mail as a way to say thanks:
So, in return, thank you! As soon as the new shack is ready to start having furniture moved in, and decorations hung, this will be one of the first things to go up on the wall! Until then, it's sitting next to me in the temporary closet-shack that I call home while the dirt and dust flies around down in the basement :-)