The weather forecast predicts that weather is going to change but not today. Another sunny and windy day. Friday seems to be only rainy day this week. It would be more difficult to wash up dishes because itīs so nice and easy to do it under the bare sky. If itīs raining and wind blows horizontal the job turns nasty. Itīs funny how you donīt enjoy every day household work at home but here itīs almost an privilege to wash dishes or carry water in these summer days.
Last night the visitors, 2 swedish and 6 finnish, left about nine so our sauna and supper was quite late. Sauna changed itself to so called savusauna because all the smoke was IN the sauna, not outside. That happened because the chimney pointed straight to the sea and wind. We didnīt want to sit there as smoke hams so Ari found a curved piece which he attached with the wire and few spells. And it did the trick! Smoke went where it should be and sauna warmed up nicely.
Today we moved the scaffolds on the west side of the wall. Ari put the mill rolling and made the plaster and this time the chicks made the plastering. We had to be quick because the sun was coming around the corner and then itīs not possible to plaster. The sun is drying it up too quickly.
We filled the deepest pits of the wall and the only thing we have to do with it is to keep it moist. It prevents the plastering drying too fast and if it happens it cracks.
Johanna cooked again and we were waiting for the omelet. As we sat on the table Johanna said that it didnīt go as in Strömsö (thereīs a tv-program where skilful people cook, knit, make carpenter stuff and everything goes smoothly), omelet looks funny. But the looks of the food isnīt important for us, itīs only the taste and the amount. The omelet was delicious and we all got our tummies full.
Because the rest of the week will be crowded, (we get 4 swedish radioamateurs here tonight and they occupie our shop and the room next to it) we had to move the shop downstairs. Johanna arranged some stuff to display and merchandise in the future dining room. Sirpa and Johanna even made a mobile using old fishing net marks etc.
This evening at seven Mats brought a boatful of visitors. 3 finnish and 4 young russians. Sirpa took the finns and Tuija took the russians to the tour. Tuija donīt speak russian, njetnjet, guiding was in english. Young russians were very enthusiasted about being on the lighthouse island and they wanted to stay here right away. They even asked if itīs possible to take part as a crew here.Of course they couldnīt stay this time but who knows if the crews in future have nationalities all over the world!
Johanna, Sirpa, Ari ja Tuija