A perfect weekend to spend outside, beating on stones with hammers: Temperatures below freezing point and something between snow and rain. I guess everybody had that thought crossing his mind, when they took the first look out of the window on Saturday morning.
Despite those conditions soon enough almost 20 enthusiastic friends were happily cleaning bricks. Our work-force was augmented by a team of Russians from Archangelsk. They are on a European trip and passed by the EC on the weekend. We were thankful for every hand that could hold a hammer and they were happy to be pulled into activity instantly.
Two days of tireless work and a lot of dust later and we managed to clean the last 1600 bricks in one weekend. This was also possible thanks to the great support that our cleaners had. They were kept happy by countless cakes, Glühwein and an American breakfast on Sunday.
While a lot of people were busy outside, Meiken and her sewing crew prepared fabric to manufacture 400 cushions for our new gompa. They managed to cut all the fabric in only two days and will get busy sewing the cushions over the next weeks. All that activity inside and outside was rounded off by a great lecture on student-teacher relationship by Yomi.
A lot of people took part in this project and we are looking forward to enjoying the fruits of our work in the future brasserie, having a coffee and a great time together.