October 11. Whew! What a day it has been! It is 8:00 p.m., and I am just getting to sit down. I certainly am glad to get off my feet.
There wasn’t any rain today, but no sun either, except for a few minutes right after we got up this morning. There was blue sky, and the thin fog evaporated quickly. In a short time, however, thick fog arose and soon the sky was overcast once again. So again the wood stove was in use all day.
After breakfast and quiet time, Daddy turned on the generator and I printed out the next Christian Family lesson. After Bible school last night, he told me he had to find the new lesson. He thought it was already printed out. But when I looked in the students’ lesson file, I saw that I hadn’t even transferred it over so I knew that it hadn’t been printed out. Before bed last night, I got the students’ copy all set up with blanks for them to fill in. Then it was all ready for printing this morning. Also got the new prayer sheets printed for Daddy to give out in lotu tomorrow morning.
By the time that was done, it was time to start school. Music day today. After prayer, and singing our verses, we reviewed the music flash cards. Then I had them practice the new exercises with the two new notes they learned last week.
After school, Steve, Sosthenes, and Bonita stayed and practiced keyboard while Daddy and I had lunch.
After nap, I finished grading today’s work and got the grades recorded. Then I started writing lesson plans for next week. At 3:30, Sunny came to grind grains for us. I started her out with the sesame seeds so I could have some tahini butter. I went back to writing lessons; but after a while, I realized she needed someone to push down the seeds while she was grinding and clean the sticky butter off the wheel too. So I went and helped her with that. When that was done, I took apart the grinder and cleaned off the wheel. Then she ground corn into corn flour and rice into rice cereal. It was a little after 5:30 when she finished. We are thankful for her strong arms to help with that job.
A little after 4:00, Tomas came to work more on the king’s throne for the drama. Daddy went out to help him; and after a while, Kelly came along and helped too. They got the seat put on today. Now they just have to make a back for it.
After Sunny left, I started fixing supper. Daddy was still outside working with Tomas. It was close to 6:00 when he came back in. Then he went and started the generator. I sorted out the laundry so I could get the wash going while we were eating. When supper was over, and the wash was done, I hung up the towels and shirts in the bathroom, plus my dress and nightgown. Then I took apart the grinder and got it cleaned out for washing. Got the dishes and grinder washed, and then had to go make the bed since I had taken it apart so I could wash the sheet and pillow cases.
Daddy is teaching Bible school now. He started tonight on the section on Christian marriage. A number of the young people have come for the class.
“13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.” II Corinthians 4:13,14