June 22. Clouds and just a bit of rain last night, but the valley was clear again this morning with no fog. 58º again. Daddy called on Philemon’s mobile again and said he would be the third flight which would be afternoon. He said there was rain and clouds in Goroka. He was surprised when I told him it was clear here. Later he called Philemon back and said he would be the first flight. Around 8:00, I saw some fog coming up on the other side of the mountain and a little bit moving around that mountain into the valley. But it never came up as fog cover here so I was thankful for that. It was about 10:15, however, before the plane arrived here. There were lots of clouds then, but the valley was still open. We had just finished English class. I told the students to go and help kaháhku carry cargo. Then we would go on with school. They were excited that they could go do that.
Daddy said he ended up being the second flight because, when he got to the hangar, they hadn’t figured up the cost of all the cargo yet. There was a good amount of cargo there that belonged to other Owenians as our cargo wasn’t enough for a whole flight.
After all the cargo was in the house and the carriers were paid, it was back to school. Daddy put away food while we finished school. There wasn’t a whole lot to put away as there wasn’t much in town. There was no Maggi at all, and the only fresh veggies he was able to get were peas and tomatoes. People have bought up everything for election campaign parties. I guess if we are ever here again at election time, we won’t arrange for shopping a few days before elections. SVS has changed district managers, and there were things on the shelf Daddy wanted to buy; but they wouldn’t let him buy them because they weren’t in the computer yet.
Bethuel and Steve cut firewood after school today as our supply was getting somewhat low.
This afternoon, I entered grades into the grade book and then worked on fixing supper — peeled potatoes and yams and put them on to cook; cut up one of the chicken breasts and some onions and put them in the pressure cooker to cook. Husked the corn and cut it off the cob to cook with the peas. I shouldn’t have put the salt in right away though as the corn was quite too hard for eating. Got some corn starch and water mixed and ready for making gravy. Got out margarine, milk powder, salt and pepper, and the masher for mashing the potatoes and yams.
I forgot to put the water on the stove to heat for dishes so we tried installing the Canon printer again into this computer, but it still wouldn’t work. The technician told Daddy it should work, but Daddy looked through things and saw that it won’t work without the web site to make it compatible with this computer. It is set up for compatibility with XP, not Windows 7.
Finally got the dishes done, and now I am glad for time to relax a while.
“2For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.” Hebrews 4:2,3