November 1. Woke up and got up early this morning - 5:30. No school today. The students went to get food for tomorrow and decorations too. But it was wash day. By 6:00, I was all ready to start washing clothes so Daddy went and turned on the generator. Only had two loads of clothes so took down all the kitchen curtains and the laundry room curtain and washed those. While the clothes were washing, I made hot rice cereal for our breakfast, ate, and read Bible. I thank the Lord for a nice morning and was happy to get out in the sunshine. The days have been getting hot quickly lately.
When I came back inside, I relaxed in the recliner a while. Then did some walking and praying before getting busy going through books and starting to get books together for the next school year.
Later in the morning, Daddy suggested going for a walk. I thought that would be nice. It had been quite a while since I’d been able to get out for a good walk. We hadn’t gone far, though, when I knew I wouldn’t be going far. Much too warm and very humid out. We just went across to the middle of the airstrip, then down to the bottom, and back across to the trail that comes back up to the house.
After that, I wrote a couple e-mails before warming up dinner.
Cut up a couple small popos this afternoon and made popo crisp. Wrote a couple more e-mails and then sent them. Swept the schoolroom and washed the doors so the place will be clean for tomorrow.
As soon as the generator went on this evening (6:30), all the school students were here with all the leaves they had gathered for decorating the schoolroom. (A line of other children, and some adults too, followed them here; but none were allowed inside except the school students. We covered both the windows with blankets so they wouldn’t be standing outside looking in too.) The students really went all out. (They must have brought some leaves and put them under the house when we were having our nap because I could smell the sweet smell. Later I saw Graham and Sunny leave the yard so figured they must have brought more leaves.) All the walls and doorways and rafters are covered with leaves. (We’ll be smelling the sweet smell all night, I imagine.) Besides that are the chains they made with pieces of colored straws, the geometric shapes they had made a few weeks ago in school, the signs and banners, and blue and yellow balloons.
When the decorating was done, we practiced all the verses and songs once again before they went home.
“29For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 33But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:29-33