October 24. I spent some time this morning, looking through the files on some of our old back-up CD’s, transferring what I thought we might use to a flash drive, and getting rid of some CD’s so we’ll have a few less things to carry with us in our suitcases.
About mid-morning, Daddy and I went uptown to get a few groceries. We started to go to market, but there were thousands of people around that area as the SDA’s are having big meetings of some kind in the park area across from market.
Went to market Papindo on the way uptown, and on our way out from there, Philemon called and said he was at market and wanted to come see us. We were heading toward Bintangor, and there we met up with Wilson as well as Philemon. After Bintangor, we went to uptown to Papindo and then came back to the flat. Wilson and Philemon had lunch with us and stayed for a couple hours talking and looking at the picture files on our computer. We enjoyed a good visit with them. Then came the sad time of hugging and crying and saying good-bye. After that we had our nap.
Power was out almost all afternoon and didn’t come on until after 7:00 this evening. So couldn’t do any computer work because I had used up a good amount of the battery power showing the pictures to Philemon and Wilson early afternoon. So after nap, I glued bird pictures into a scrapbook until I ran out of glue. Then I just cut and fit them so they would be ready to glue later.
For supper, I cooked rice and the bok choy we had bought today, and finished cooking the scotch fillet I had gotten last night at the restaurant. I had asked for it to be well-done, but it was hardly done at all so I brought it home. Daddy had some leftover chicken that he brought home and he added part of that to his rice.
“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” Isaiah 54:10
October 25. Woke up before 6:00 this morning so decided to go ahead and get up. Enjoyed a nice quiet time while all was nice and quiet.
After Daddy got up, I got busy making pancakes; and after breakfast, I wrote a few e-mails. Then we listened to a message by a Pastor Shane Lewis from Alabama. The message was titled “No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets.” It was a very challenging message. I also got journal notes for this past week ready to send to Christy and Connie.
At 12:00, Jason came and picked us up and took us to their house for dinner. Melanie had made fresh buttermilk biscuits and delicious cream of vegetable soup. There were chocolate chip banana muffins for dessert, and Melanie gave us the rest to take home. We enjoyed a good time together with them.
Got home from there about 2:00 and went right to nap. I guess I was really tired because I had a good, long sound nap. At 3:45 Daddy woke me up. I was glad he did because I needed to wash my hair.
Got hair washed and then peeled and mashed up boiled eggs that had been cooked in the morning for egg salad sandwiches this evening.
“And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.” Acts 24:25