You have to give McNeil credit — he keeps plugging away nearly eight years after he started and with not a lot of money in hand. A lot of people would have given up long before.
I think he keeps at it partly because of a workday in 2006 where eight roadies removed hundreds — if not thousands — of pounds of junk from the motel’s rooms made the task a bit less overwhelming. I think it stunned him people cared so much about the project.
(Image of the Triangle Motel sign by Jake Slagle via Flickr)