August 16. Another cold morning — somewhere around 53º again. But another lovely day too, and very warm this afternoon.
Daddy called this morning before I had breakfast and said they were going to be the first flight, coming on the twin otter. Then the twin otter would go to Simogu and get coffee. The weather was fine here for that — no fog. More clouds than usual, but they were well above the ridges, and there was plenty of blue sky in between.
Then Daddy called a little later and said he only had about 300 kilos of cargo. That wasn’t enough for the twin otter so the twin otter would arrange a different schedule and Daddy would wait for the 206. That would make his flight take place somewhere around noon.
The students had another test in Bible class today — a music test. Most of them did quite well. Then we started going over the drama. Didn’t have time to look through all of it, but I told them what part each of them would be playing and some of the things we would need to make and prepare for props, clothing, etc.
After school, I had my lunch — some of the pumpkin soup I made yesterday. While I was grading papers, I heard the plane coming. Finished grading before people started coming with cargo. I had Sosthenes help give out the chocolate wafers, and Steve helped bring the boxes into the kitchen.
After everyone left and Daddy came in, I went for a nap. After a few minutes, Daddy came for a nap too. Only slept about a half hour. Then got up and helped put things away. Ate part of the ice cream that Daddy brought home — mmm, good! Mint chocolate chip. Daddy ate the rest of it.
Worked on putting things away for a while, and then rested and worked on lesson plans for next week. Made a popo cobbler for supper. It tasted really good.
Bonita came this afternoon and cleaned all the weeds away from under the house and in the ditch under the eaves. She also cleaned all the bamboo skins out of the ditch behind the house. Then we had her take a bag of bread, meat, and butter down to Janeth to be put in the freezer.
Not very many dishes to do this evening since Daddy was only here for one meal today, and we didn’t use many dishes for just popo cobbler. We were still rather full from the ice cream too so didn’t eat much of the cobbler.
Daddy got the new solar battery hooked up to the regulator and inverter. We are thankful to have a new solar battery. They charged it all the way up for us at CRMF before he brought it home.
“32For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. 33O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 35Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” Romans 11:32-36
August 17. We both were quite tired last night and went to bed early. This morning was warmer than the past few mornings have been, and the weather was cloudy almost all day.
Mike was in charge of lotu this morning and continued his series on love, speaking from I John 4:16-21. It was good to see Tomas out today and feeling much better.
Sunny and Bonita washed clothes again after lotu. They got done earlier today, but they were able to start earlier too. Daddy helped me hang them out and wring more water out of them. It is hard to wring them out good by hand. There was no sun and little wind today to dry the clothes so we were thankful that there wasn’t any rain until later in the afternoon. We brought a few clothes in after lunch. Then when I got up from nap, I saw some black clouds overhead so went out and got in other clothes that had dried. About 3:15, Daddy went out to see if the rest were dry, and it started raining. So I went out and helped him get the rest in. There were just a few socks to hang in the house.
While the girls were washing clothes this morning, I did some scanning and photo copying of some school papers for next week. Then sorted through some more school stuff in Connie’s room, and did a little more of that this afternoon too. Just have a little over a week left to get that room organized before our company comes.
At noon, I put the chicken on to cook for dinner, but it was already late so we warmed up the soup and had that for the noon meal while the chicken was cooking. Then we had the chicken for supper, along with bread (for Daddy) or biscuits (for me), and broccoli.
While I was warming up the soup for lunch, Tomas was here talking to Daddy. He decided to buy our old solar battery for K100. (We had paid over K1000 for it.) He has an old solar panel. It doesn’t work really well, but works some. And he has some lights that he can hook up to the battery. He is very clever at working out wiring and ways to work out electrical needs. He is not real smart at book work, but the Lord has given him a lot of abilities in mechanical ways. He is very ingenious at figuring out ways to do lots of technical things.
Also finished school lesson plans this afternoon for this coming week, worked on the kidznewzletter and finally got that ready this evening to send off to the girls, fixed up the broccoli to be cooked for supper, and made myself some biscuits.
It took a while after supper to get the kitchen cleaned up and do the dishes. Then I cut up half a popo to make syrup for my pancakes in the morning.
“1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1,2