A second blog by guest blogger Margaret Campbell:
Margaret’s Blog – Monday March 21, 2011
Today was a quiet day. We inventoried the tools available at the Orphanage. We’re trying to have everything ready. At this point, the containers are still frozen in port at Riga. They still must be trucked here and clear customs before we can start building. We will be short of time so we must have everything ready.
More old prefabricated cement piers were added to help contain the gravel. The tractor we purchased in 2007 gets used for all sorts of things.
Yesterday, David noticed that when we were done using the tractor, they were draining the water out of the radiator. It turns out, in the winter, they fill and empty the radiator each time they use the tractor. When we bought the tractor, there was no antifreeze included as we purchased it in the spring. If you buy a tractor in the fall, it includes antifreeze. So, today we purchased 40 litres of antifreeze and filled the tractor. Tonight, they were happy not to have to drain the tractor. Small things can make a big difference.