July 4. American Independence Day. The coldest day of the year in Owena - down to 48º this morning outside and 55º inside. It took a long time for the world and the house to warm up today. There was a beautiful bright moon high in the western sky this morning. I took some pictures of it when we went out to hang clothes. We dressed good and warm for hanging the clothes out at 6:00 a.m. on a chilly morning. The skies were clear with wispy clouds floating around here and there most of the day, but cold winds blew. It was still only 66º when we went out for our short walk at 11:30; and it was only a short walk because the winds were so cold. But it did feel good to get out in the sunshine and fresh air. The highest we saw it get up to today was 73º. The skies are still clear this evening, and the temperature is already down to 53º at 8:30. So it could be even colder tomorrow morning if it stays clear.
Dallas came early before lotu this morning to have his quiet time. We invited him to come in and sit by the fire to get warm. He just had a short-sleeved shirt on. Lotu was short this morning so people could get back outside into the sunshine. Mike finished the section on love in the lessons on the family, ending with some questions for thought for husbands and wives and whether they respond to each other in love.
After lotu, I started writing e-mails and got journal notes ready for Christy and Connie. Then at 10:00, we called them. It was good to talk with them. We were going to go out for a walk after that, but it was still pretty cold out so we waited another hour.
I was thankful that it was warm enough in the house this afternoon to wash my hair. After that, I worked more on e-mails until almost supper time. Needed to make tortillas so got those all mixed up and started rolling them out. Just cooked two of them for my supper and then finished rolling and cooking the rest after we ate.
This evening, I finished up the e-mail writing and got four e-mails sent off.
“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.” Acts 15:11
July 5. Not quite as cold as yesterday, but still too cold. It was 49º when I got up at 2:30 a.m., back up to 52º when Daddy got up at 4:00, and back down to 50º again at 6:00. There was nice sunshine with chilly winds. The temperature actually got up to 77º this afternoon, but is dropping quickly on this clear evening.
After breakfast and quiet time today, I marked and recorded grades for all the work that Sunny and Graham checked yesterday evening. It took me over an hour to do that.
It was after 10:30 before lotu started. People apparently knew that Lewis was going to talk about our leaving because there were some present who no longer come most of the time.
This afternoon was just a business meeting so I was able to use that time to complete a Bible school lesson outline so Daddy will have a new lesson to teach on Tuesday.
Then I made a tuna pie for supper, and we had greens that Sunny and Graham had prepared yesterday evening when they were here to work.
While supper was cooking, I wrote the new Bible verses on the chalkboard for the students to translate tomorrow. After supper, I put some math problems on the board.
“17That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. 18Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” Acts 15:17,18