Orphanage. Chapter 10 – Sensory Room
It’s time to tell you about where I worked.
On the first day, when we looked at the site choosing who would work where, it turned out that I had no choice to make. I was told at once that I must be working on the sensory room.
No, it does not look as striking as concrete works, but it required great precision.
01. The sensory room is in the building #3.
This is the place where children go through all kinds of development exercises. The children with physical impediments.
This year, we had to finish two more – smaller – rooms. One for special exercises with sand and water. The other a waiting room.
A part of work was done last year, but we did not manage to finish it back then.
05. 15” monitor… Nostalgia!
06. All of a sudden, we have these three bosses. The one in the middle is the main boss. The clown is the second most important person. And the purple one the least important.
07. The rest are outside, in the verandah.
08. The first thing Cory had to do was clean the floor of cement drops and nails.
09. After the floor was cleaned…
10. …we installed the fiber boards.
11. The new floor is ready.
12. The same was to be done in the other room.
13. The floor is almost ready here.
14. I was cutting off pieces we needed.
15. Cory screwed them on.
17. And the bosses are keeping an eye on us!
18. This is our team. Artur (he is the fourth boss—smaller than the other three), Cory, me, and the dog named Blue.
19. Sometimes – after they finished their games with the kids – the girls stopped by to check on our progress.
20. This is me starting to install structural irons (is this the word?), the stuff to which then plasterboard is fastened.
22. At this time, Cori is priming the walls in the other room.
23. Then, I put in the insulation.
24. The plasterboard junctures were covered with the special tape and skimcoated.
25. Cory and Artur. Cory kept saying that we shouldn’t play in the construction site, as it was dangerous. When he saw this picture, he was sad.
26. Finishing with the structural irons in this room.
27. All the plasterboard skimcoated in the other room.
30. Continuing… Sometimes using heavy artillery.
33. Artur building framework around the radiator battery.
34. All the structural irons in place.
35. Putting plasterboard onto the insulated wall.
36. More plasterboard.
37. Some plasterboard added here.
39. Walling up the doors and windows.
40. The bosses still watching.
41. Radiators looking snug.
43. Is this width enough?
44. Under the circumstances, the main boss is now part of insulation – One should be more careful in a construction site.
45. Now, the clown is the main boss.
46. Me working on smaller details.
49. New electrical wiring will be installed in the ceiling area.
51. Another windowsill done with.
52. All of the plasterboard in place.
There is a small water closet here. It was chiefly remodeled last year.
57. This room will have a sink, too. It was a bit tricky making holes for the pipes.
Unfortunately, this is all that we could do in these rooms while at the orphanage.