August 23. The Lord gave us several nice sunny days for which we are very grateful. This morning started out looking like it was going to be sunny too; but by mid-morning, the skies were all clouded over and it started raining. It has been raining most of the day since then.
After breakfast and quiet time this morning, I changed the sheets on the bed and then sorted and washed greens to cook for supper. It was a blessing to have a fresh veggie this evening instead of a canned veggie.
Daniel came by this morning to get a marking pen for coffee. He said he has been coming around at night to make sure there are no prowlers around the house.
The house gets so quiet once the school kids leave and is pretty much quiet the rest of the day. There has been an intruder at night (a rat), but he hasn’t made any noise. Or at least I haven’t heard any. He must be one of those big rats and is very destructive — chewing up the cupboards and the countertop and who knows what else.
I guess I was pretty tired at nap time as I zonked out for about an hour and never heard a thing. I was glad for the extra little nap. After that, I worked on school stuff the rest of the afternoon. Cooked the greens for supper and also had leftover rice. Did the dishes and then had a bath. Then I finished getting school stuff ready for tomorrow.
“1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” II Peter 2:1-3
August 24. Heard rain off and on during the night and thought it would probably be cloudy and foggy when I got up this morning. But, no, the Lord gave us a beautiful morning. The mountain tops were all clear; there was no fog down in the valley; and there were patches of blue sky. It looked like it would be a nice day, and it was. The temperature was 55º, warmer than the past few days, but it felt colder.
I got the fire going in the wood stove and then got my breakfast. Had quiet time and even had time for a little walking this morning. Before school started, I worked a little bit on lesson plans for next week.
We finished up our Bible lesson early and were getting ready to start "setting up the city of Jerusalem" when we heard the roar of the airplane. Praise the Lord for answering prayer for good weather for Daddy’s flight! I asked the kids if they wanted to go and help Daddy carry cargo. Of course they did. So off they went. When they came back, I let them put all the boxes in the kitchen that they and other people brought down. Asked them to wait until Daddy came. I waited a while for Daddy to come so I could tell him they were waiting for their “pay,” and also because it was a bit noisy to start school again right away. I waited quite a while, but he never came. So I went ahead and started school.
Daddy finally came while we were in the middle of English class. I had time for a break while the students were writing so went and gave him a big hug and told him I didn’t know where the BoyBoys were to pay the carriers. So he went and took care of that.
During math class, the kids took another little break and went outside to help Daddy bring the plywood and lumber inside. Those who had carried it down from the airstrip left it out there standing up against the house. Daddy was afraid the wind would blow it over. It was starting to get pretty windy outside. They came back in and finished math class — the last lesson in book 4 today so we all gave three hoorays! We were late getting done with school today, as we had a long interruption earlier in the morning and had four classes today. But that was okay. The kids didn’t seem to mind so I didn’t mind.
After school, Graham and Phinehas cut firewood.
It was after 2:15 before we got to have our nap.
After nap, I washed my hair even though it had gotten cloudy and cooler outside. Then I graded papers and entered grades into the grade book. Then it was time to get veggies and chicken ready for supper.
While I was waiting for dish water to get hot after supper, I put away some food that Daddy didn’t know what to do with.
“20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.” II Peter 2:20-22