None of us can think of a time when we were more excited to go shopping than we were today! After a brief discussion and writing of our shopping list over coffees, we set out in search of items such as a toilet, sink and winch. We are excited to report that we were successful at selecting the aforementioned, including all the proper hardware, in addition to the hinges, bathroom tile and door! Additionally, we picked out paint colors for the container walls and purchased primer! JD is most excited that the exterior of the container will be painted in an aluminum color and texture - which will make it look more like the transformer she's dreamed of building. Needless to say, smiles were abundant this morning as we checked things off our list.
Energized from shopping, we headed out to the site to begin priming the container walls. During our morning meeting, we were ecstatic to learn from William that the walls had finally been completely cut and removed from the container. Unfortunately, our enthusiasm to get our paint rollers wet was halted by the fact that there was glue on almost every other rib of the corrugated walls. Luckily for us, our completely random but hugely helpful tuk tuk driver, Chenda, stuck around to wait for us and insisted on helping out. He immediately noticed that our attempts to scrap or rub the glue off was unsuccessful and suggested that we remove it with gasoline. Conveniently, there are gasoline carts readily accessible, and Simon went off to purchase a 1L Coke bottle of glue remover. The sales women were very confused about how he was going to get it into his motorbike without a funnel, and as he told them that he didn't need it they became more concerned that he planned to drink it. They finally agreed as Chenda arrived to explain away the issues. Simon returned later to return the bottle and collect more. The women continued to laugh at/with him.
Glue removed and all of us higher than kites off of gasoline, we returned home. We'll be back tomorrow to discuss the order of welding/painting that needs to happen and hopefully we can continue to move forward quickly. No matter what, seeing the walls off of the container make the feeling of our clinic become much more real.