August 24. I had an inkling, when I felt the chilly air outside yesterday afternoon, that it was going to get pretty cold last night. Daddy said it wouldn’t get cold, because there were clouds in the evening. But it did - 49º this morning. We praise the Lord for a nice sunshiney Saturday though, and that all the clothes got dry out in the sunshine this time. We didn’t have to hang any in the house.
People were here at 7:00 for lotu this morning. Tomas was in charge and spoke on The Bread of Life. He does a good job of keeping the message short, yet being simple, thorough, and accurate. Then we had prayer time.
By 8:30 this morning, Sunny and Bonita had started washing clothes. Phinehas and Dallas swept the meeting room. The men cut the grass around the toilet (outhouse). Then Matthew and David moved the skylight to another part of the meeting room roof. I finished cleaning up the guest room. Daddy worked on getting the other battery light put up in the guest room, only to find that the bulb is missing. He will see if Brad can get one from CRMF and bring it in on Tuesday.
When I was ready for a sit down break, I cut up the 9 division flash cards and trimmed the pieces for the 9 division chart. Then I glued the chart together. When the girls finished washing the clothes, I went out to hang them up. The sunshine felt good. I was hot when I came inside, but no more Emergen-C. Refreshed myself with a glass of cool water and sat down and relaxed a few minutes.
Assigned the girls some other jobs to do while I was hanging clothes and afterward - cleaning doors, washing the guest room floor (I had already swept it), sweeping and washing the office and kitchen area, cleaning under the wood stove. It was 12:00 before they left so they had had a busy morning.
Before dinner, I put a new tablecloth on the kitchen table. I was thankful there were still leftovers. I had planned to cook some carrots too, but never did get to that so we just finished up the leftover greens.
Nap was certainly welcome. After nap, I got math lesson plans done. Cut up a popo - half went into a pan to be cooked for my pancake syrup in the morning, and half went into a bowl for us to enjoy with bananas for snack. Kristina came with some avocadoes. Maybe our company will like avocadoes too. Got the bathroom cleaned, also the chalkboard and the top of the drum in Connie’s room. Found a nice rug with bears to put on top of the drum. Glued the linoleum piece back down between the kitchen and laundry room. Made some biscuits for my supper -- put onions in half of the dough.
After supper, I found some cloth pieces to cover the shelves in the guest room, and then cleaned off the desk top with some disinfectant spray. Did the dishes and then husked the corn that was in the cupboard so there would be room to put away the avocadoes and a few bananas (left over from the last stalk). There was only one sort of soft piece of corn so I didn’t cook any - put it all in a couple pans to be dried. Now I am thankful for sit down time again.
Daddy has the fire going, heating water for baths tonight. It feels like it is going to be cold again by morning, but shouldn’t be as cold as this morning.
“Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” Romans 12:15