Today was a great day full of visitors, good progress, and plenty of silliness! We framed up most of the walls, cut fun circle holes in them, installed the curved roof rafters, the metal roofing, and blocking at the eaves, and cut and installed the curved wall ribs for the shelter we are calling A.C. After a week and a half of learning and being together, we're beginning to work more smoothly as a team, with students carrying their tasks through much more autonomously. All the visitors who stop by to see our progress are very impressed.
Among our visitors today were a few V.I.P.s. Pearl Brower, the president of Ilisagvik College, came by to meet the students, see what they've been up to, and discuss with them the possibilities for their future. A little while later, we were surprised by a visit from Bob Harcharek, the Mayor of the City of Barrow, and his son Nagruk, who has been very helpful in obtaining donations of supplies. All were pleased with the structure designs and construction and impressed with the work the students have done in just a few days.
We were all particularly focused in the afternoon, perhaps driven by the realization that we need to be finished in less than two days (a fact we reinforced in a pep-talk after lunch). There was still time for a little silliness and posing for some pictures though!