Saturday, March 6, 2010

6 March, 1911

Lots of back and forth today; went up and collected in the last of the sledges, men and ponies. At the Hut we have thrown up a wall to partition off living quarters and are starting on a brick blubber stove for improve ventilation. We also brought in asbestos sheets for insulation.

It is good to have all of us safely under one roof again.

Asbestos is really an extraordinary boon. I can imagine it being of much use in buildings as a fire retardant for years to come. I am very glad we have great load of it here to use. Does make you choke a bit when handled roughly, though - it is very friable. Still, I'd rather have that than breathe in all that blubber smoke!

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