Yesterday we had a wonderful trip to the Convent of St. Philotei, The sisters had worked wonders – again – with the piece of land and the development of the convent. Today, back home, we have a day of rest. But again it is a very windy day. In average 11 meters per second, but in the gusts of wind probably a lot more. Lärkan was worried about the cupola, and even though it is a Sunday we wanted to do some more attachments of the lantern and cupola – something we have been thinking of doing since we put it up a few days ago, but still had not come around to do.
This is how it looked when I walked up to the chapel a few minutes after Lärkan, I zoomed in on the cupola so You can clearly see his head through the windows of the lantern:
From the inside it looked like this when he sealed with silicone some more:
A strange view! Not Christ looking down but Lärkan! Even though I am very happy about looking at my husband that I love, it was not the expected sight looking upwards. When he had climbed down, again the view is the one I am overwhelmed with joy when looking up at:
We will soon be able to take the scaffolding planks down, I just have to climb up and paint some white paint on some screw heads that we had to put in since we changed the plan of attaching everything. We – as You saw the other day – attached the icon first and the cupola afterwards; in two pieces. The construction was designed for the board to be attached first and then the cupola with the board on it, all in one piece to be put up. But we decided that that would be too risky and that the icon probably would be damaged if we had done it that way. As You read the other day the cupola successfully came up after the icon, but the result was that there had to be some screws through the board up into the “garlic dome”. Not through the icon, but at the white edges of the canvas and board. As soon as I have painted the screw heads we will take down the scaffolding planks. Then the view looking up in the tiny chapel will be a lot more radiant! The blessed gift from the sisters at the Convent of St. Philotei, this icon of Christ Pantocrator, will be as overshadowing as could be desired.