“Mandatory Volunteering”, that’s the phrase that Dan is using to describe the afternoon.
In the morning we were cleaning our squares for pictures tomorrow. At the end everybody took their shade down (actually tore it all down and tied it all up) and piled up all the tools except for what we’ll need for pictures. In the afternoon half the groups will be “volunteering” our time to load it all up into a truck so that it can be taken back to the kibbutz for storage. Then the other half will be “volunteering” their time to sweep down the entire temple podium. Mike will be going up tomorrow in an ultralight (little flying things that have been described as “a go-kart attached to a kite with a ceiling fan at the back”) to take some aerial photos of the whole site (and some of the area around it). But the temple has to be clean for that, so that’s our job this afternoon.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already almost done.