Last night after publishing the diary note of yesterday, we got a message from Tuomas, who told us we should definately not break the old concrete on the top of the breakwater. We felt very frustrated, because some of the work we made yesterday was worth of nothing and even harmful. We are accusing the catastrofical change of crew on sunday night: we didn't have any time for discussing between the old and new crew. Well, luckily we have this diary updated in real time, so that it's easy to follow whatever is happenig here. Now it is definately time to thank Satu, who voluntarely sacrifies a little piece of her time every night to correct and put our texts to our website.
Even if we can not continue removing the concrete from the top, the wall of the breakwater still needs a lot of work. So did Heidi and Pekka continue opening the seems with hammers and drill. It takes to the back and arms, no doubt about that!
Larisa transporting construction waste from the magasine wall
Cuting firewood is something you always need to do, especially if you have almost ten fireplace to heat up! Eliisa was using the chain saw like a professional, and Heidi didn't hesitate to use axe to make the wood suitable for the fireplaces. It would be important to heat the lighthouse up to get rid of the humidity. Unfortunatly the heating depends on the winds: if the wind blows from the certain directions the smoke doesn't use the preferred way to go out and soon the rooms would be full of smoke. The new chimney is on the to-do-list.
Making the heating wood makes you sweat
Our old storehouse requires some attention as well. The terrace on the second floor is finally about to get a new balustrade, made by Jari. Apaar has been working on the new scaffolding by the wall of storehouse.
As we have a vegan and a vegetarian in the midst of our crew, we have decided to cook mainly vegetable food, so that everyone can eat the same food. Larisa cooked a delicious lunch using blackeyed beans and later she made some crepes. Around the food table we have had very interesting discussions about different kind of ways to consume, for example what kind of milk we should buy. Here we've decided to use local milkproducters in Åland to minimize the harm for the environment caused by transportation.
Vegetarian lunch being prepared by Heini and Larisa
Pekka has been taking care of business all the day. One corner of the kitchen has become a real office with this laptop and several mobile phones which have been joyfully ringing all the day since so many has called today asking for the transportation to our beautiful island. No need to worry though, there is always one or more places left for You on the boat, and if you want to sail here on your own, we are more than happy to help you to land!
It is strange how you notice always something new even if you have spent here already many days. For example if hammering the old seems of wavebreaker you may notice, how the wavebreaker looks different from the sides. On the sea side they have been using more regular sized stones, but on the lighthouse side the stones are not rectangles at all.
You have been reading about our live here in the lighthouse, perhaps even every day. We are always interested to hear how are you doing and what do you think about our work here and this diary. We would happily receive you greetings by e-mail: http://market.lighthousemajakkaseura.fi.
The Märket Seven: Apaar, Eliisa, Heidi, Heini, Jari, Larisa and Pekka
Our working man hero, Jari, starting to weld maybe first time on Märket for 40 years