Day 402: Yovko’s birthday is also a working day :)

It’s been over a month and a half that I haven’t set foot on site and I’m so excited to go back to Denmark, it feels like home. Yovko is not aware that I’m coming and I can’t wait to see his face.

 

But enough about that, it’s a memory for me to cherish not you :)

But while I was there might as well work a little!

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In the mean let’s go through what happened lately:

School hired carpenters to do a frame inside the house in order for us to have a flat surface to screw the panels to. They also started to build a frame for the door, damp proofing it and so on, and they are doing the façade, meaning the structure and putting the bamboo.

The flashing are finished on the roof and around the skylights. Missing only the ones at the bottom of the façade.

George has started on the electricity and we are now meeting with a Chinese company who just started in Denmark, who does LED light panels as well as spot and tubes. They are very excited about sponsoring us. I’m telling you, this place is going to look like a discotheque!!! Hahah how 70 of me :)

 

So now that both you and I are up to date, let’s see what was are latest issues ^^

It’s time to connect cables from the solar panels to the house. Not that we are going to use those specific panels but cables need to run around there for our panel later on.

Now I cannot emphasize enough this next part:

WHENEVER YOU PUT A CABLE HOLDER INSIDE SOIL OR A WALL OR INSIDE ANYWHERE FOR THAT MATTER:      PUT A F****** STRING INSIDE THE PIPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry for the capitals, I’m not angry, well maybe a little, but only at myself. Last autumn when we placed that blue pipe inside the soil it was bended up and down, down from the house up and down to go above the electric cable that powers the energy house and up one last time to surface by the solar panels.

Yovko and I take a smaller plastic cable pipe – 80mm going into 160mm – a bit hard to push it in at the beginning, first corner, then straight and everything seems and feels fine. Then BAM, hit a wall and the pipe won’t go any further. We push and push, twist, out and in again, but it won’t go. I have an uneasy feeling growing in the pit of my stomach. We take the pipe out to match the length on the outside to now around where we got stuck. Sure enough it’s around where the pipe first goes down from the house. A spot where the excavator drove many, many times last autumn to finish the backfill.

I go inside the house thinking I might just have more luck from there, but of course, luck and me we are not very good friends and today he simply despises me :) 1:30h later I’m still there, Yovko stopped by, Darius, Fleming, each with an unsuccessful idea.

Plan B is to go outside and mark the spot it allegedly got stuck and dig. Happy faces everywhere ^^ But it gets funny when Darius Fleming and Yovko each taking turn digging in the pit look at me and ask: “are you sure this is the right spot?” I felt so bad, and yet still confident that they were on the right track, give or take 20 cm to each side, just not deep enough. 2h later we give up, decide there are more important things to do right now then finding a pipe, and so the search is abandoned, for now.

I was told later on that I WAS right, it was exactly where I said it would be. The pipe had indeed been broken and when accessed, it was easy enough to make the smaller pipe – WITH A WIRE INSIDE – pass through!

 

Time flew by and I’m already on my way out of Denmark.

 

I’ll see you soon!

Thanks for following :)

Audrey

 

Sentence of the week: “manja manja!” a new sport in which you have to kill a seagull with a shovel while it’s flying in order to eat it.

PS: no animals where hurt during those try outs as you can imagine no one succeeded in said sport.

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