Nearly three weeks when I last wrote. It has been a terribly hectic time.
When in Bella Coola I picked up 2 volunteers, Danny from England and Jonas from Germany; a few days later, Lily from Germany was brought by her parents: the family had been vacationing in Canada. Lily is only 17 but a bundle of energy and hard work. Jonas twisted his ankle before he came and is lamer than I am so was only of limited use: fortunately he had an affinity for precise joinery and use of the skill saw. Neither young man could think beyond the noses on their faces so every detail had to be explained and it was a constant struggle to make them put tools away and leave areas tidy enough to work on the following day. But slowly, slowly, the floor got laid.
Lily and Danny cutting a fir tongue and groove floorboard.
The floor still has to be finished with linseed oil but I have to fit that in around sleeping and cooking for all my visitors. But I now have a functioning computer area with the work space angled just so to allow me to look out of both main windows. And it feels so good to be able to walk on a real floor instead of that horrible endlessly dusty plywood.
And finally, here is a typical wilderness moment.
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