We were woken by raindrops drumming against the windows. Finally we got to experience the rain they had promised for so long already.
A delicious breakfast of coffee and porridge gave us the strength we needed to face the demolition of the second stove. But before we could suit up and break out the heavy machinery we had to evacuate the room. This time, unlike 70 years ago, there was no evacuation to Sweden, though so close, but the bed-mattresses and people's belongings were just moved to the next room. This way there was no dust-protection-tent that had to be built around the oven before we could take it apart.
Yesterday's excellent teamwork continued today, though the inside crew was better off today, even with all the dust. The outside crew, taking care of the debris, also had to suit up! Rain made them almost envy the ones inside with the dust masks ? almost!
Yesterday's ?archeological findings? started the so called ?Märket-Goldrush?, with members of the crew looking for artifacts in every nook and cranny...
...before the rubble was finally used to fill in some rather dangerous pits in the yard of the lighthouse.
Otherwise the day passed without much fuzz. Yesterday's hard wind had forced us to take down the Lighthouse Associations flag. Just as a Swedish sailboat was passing to the west of us, we hauled the flag up again. But neither the inviting fluttering of our colorful flag, nor the scent of freshly brewed coffee made them turn towards the island! But for tomorrow we have been promised guests! Let's see if the weather permits it.
With the stoves demolished, we are in need of more work. So, during dinner we came up with the idea of asking you, yes you dear Reader, to help us. We decided to ask all our readers for suggestions on how to use the 3 cubic-meters of bricks we have stacked in the yard from the inside of the ovens.
Send your suggestions to marketlighthousegmail.com
and we'll gladly take them into account! You are also more than welcome to send comments, greetings or other more or less relevant messages. We'd love to hear from you!
Goodby for now!
Jake, Kaija-Riitta, Kirsi, Knut, Päivi and Vesa