July 12. It is 8:15 p.m. Just turned on the computer. There is no power this evening so I busied myself with other things the first part of the evening.
It was only down to 54º this morning, but still felt plenty cold. Got up early and started the wash. Tomorrow was supposed to be wash day, but Daddy had to drain out the generator again so he can send it out to SIL on the helicopter tomorrow. So we did wash today instead. Don’t know how long the generator will be gone or when we’ll get to wash clothes again. Maybe they’ll have to be done by hand.
While clothes were washing, I got my breakfast and set the rest of the clothes out on the tables and benches for the sale. There was nice sunshine this morning for hanging out the laundry, but the air was a little nippy. The sale was scheduled for 8:30, and we were done hanging clothes by 8:00. I was thankful for a half hour to just sit and relax and read the Bible. At 8:30, we opened the door for buyers. Since there were no little kids’ clothes, only big kids and adults were allowed in, five at a time. Sunny came and helped watch the door for us. Things went pretty smoothly, and people seemed happy to get clothes. By 11:00, just about everything was gone. There were a few things left that we put away. Maybe somebody will buy them later.
Then it was time to start dinner - a pot of rice with weevils (I did get most of them out beforehand), chicken gravy, and leftover greens. Daddy went out and got the clothes in while I was cooking dinner because rain was threatening, and a few drops fell. He also called for people to help him get the generator back into the shed. Amos came up to help, and said that he and Mata had just come up from the haus sik. Mata had a baby boy this morning and they just brought him home. (It never did rain.)
It was 3:00 when I got up from nap. I cut up part of a popo for our snack, and we enjoyed a nice fruit snack with the popo and bananas. I added some almonds to mine. Then I went through the soul-winning lesson and marked places to put blanks for the students to fill in. Finished that just about 5:00, and then started supper.
After doing dishes, I put the students’ Bible and music lessons in their new folders and got the folders all put away in the cupboard. Had my soda drink. Put water on to heat for bath. When bath water was ready, I had my bath. It is cold again this evening, so the bath was hurry up.
“ Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.” Acts 28:31
July 13. Another dry day. Down to 53º this morning, but much warmer this afternoon and evening than it has been.
It has been a very busy day. SIL called before lotu this morning to get a weather report and tell Daddy that they would be here around 8:30. So Daddy called for some men to help him get the generator up to the airstrip, ready for the airplane to take out to SIL. Both the helicopter and fixed wing were supposed to come if the election team showed up.
After the men took the generator up, they came back for a short lotu. Mike was in charge today and spoke more on God’s love, using 1 John 4:7-12 as his text. Daddy left before lotu ended so he would be at the airstrip when the plane came.
I busied myself putting away the plastic bags and organizing the empty boxes from the sale yesterday. Put all the leftover items into one box and put them under our bed. Amos and Mata didn’t get to buy anything, and he wanted to know if there would be some things to buy later when they get some money. Told him that we would hang on to the leftovers so they could check them later. I also put all the cloth visuals away in the foot locker in the kitchen. Since I am done with the chronological series, I won’t be needing them for a while.
Daddy started laying boxes on Connie’s bathroom floor so we can put some linoleum there, and I helped him a bit with that. We also figured out where to put a rack up for towels, and he got that put up.
About 10:00, my feet were tired -- time to do a sit-down job. Got journal notes from the past week ready to send to Christy and Connie. When this entry is done, I’ll add these notes as well.
A few minutes after I sat down, we heard the roar of a plane engine. SIL had come after all - just the fixed wing to bring more fuel for the helicopter to use when it shuttles the election team around. So Daddy hastened up to the airstrip, and in a short while, the generator was on its way to SIL.
After my sit down break, I got carrots washed and cut up to cook for dinner - the last of the carrots. We certainly have enjoyed them. My what sweet carrots! When I drink the broth, it tastes like there is sugar in the water.
Then I made cookie bars for Daddy -- a blonde layer on the bottom with chocolate chips, and a chocolate layer on top with the rest of the chips sprinkled on top of that. They smelled awfully good. Of course, I had to taste a part of one when they were done, and they tasted good too. A good cook always samples the food, you know. :-) While the bars were cooking, I made some crackers for myself -- whole wheat with barley, plus unprocessed bran, sesame seeds, diced onion, garlic salt, rosemary, and curry powder. After I rolled them out and put them on the cookie sheets, I sprinkled salt on the top. Then popped those into the oven to cook.
Put the carrots on to cook; and when they were done, I warmed up the leftover rice and chicken gravy for our dinner. As soon as I got the kitchen cleaned up, I went for nap. Daddy waited up a while until Amos and Mike were done boxing up the firewood they had cut this morning. I didn’t even hear him come lie down.
Slept about an hour and a half. When I got up, I cut up some popo and made popo crisp. Also cooked up the last of the topside mince and put it in the pressure cooker. Since we have no power, I needed to get some things out of the freezer. About 4:30, I took a half hour sit-down break at the computer before getting supper, and started an e-mail to Christy and Connie.
Now that supper and dishes are done, I am thankful to be off my feet again.
“16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16,17