Note: The helicopter in the picture above is not the one mentioned in Mom's journal entry. This is just an old picture of a helicopter.
July 12. We enjoyed a sunny morning; but in the afternoon, the clouds came up and the temperature dropped about 20 degrees. Daddy got the wood stove going.
There was a lot of hollering this morning which, we learned, had to do with fighting going on in Aziana over the elections. Last night they had brought an injured man over here to the haus sik. The Owena people wanted to send a group over to try to help settle the fighting.
The helicopter came late morning and picked up the polling team.
The kids were all back to school today. We did a lot of review on the short and long vowels we have had so far (a, e, and i) and they seemed to do much better this time. So tomorrow we will go on to the long “o”.
Didn’t have too much to do this afternoon to get ready for tomorrow so started planning lessons for next week. About 4:30, I started fixing spaghetti for supper. After dishes, I worked more on next week’s lesson plans until the generator was turned on.
Daddy heard on the news this evening that some debris from the helicopter was found by villagers. There were no details.
“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.” Hebrews 11:23
July 13. Another very dry day. Mostly warm, but some cold winds off and on. The weather has been quite dry for some time now (like dry season), yet with a lot of clouds and cool in the daytime.
For almost two weeks now, I’ve been trying to fight off a chest cold. Finally had to start taking amoxicillin last night since I don’t have enough of the right kind of supplements to knock it out of my system. Felt pretty lousy today, but the Lord helped through school; and I’m thankful for a weekend to hopefully get a bit more rest.
Poor Daddy was up during the night chasing the rat again. This rat is bound and determined that it is going to win out. We are about at our wit’s end as to what to do. Even the rat poison hasn’t killed it yet. And it has started hanging around even after sunup in the morning. This morning, Daddy saw where it went out, however. So he took rat glue and covered the rafter above the door where the rat apparently comes in and goes out.
Made myself some crackers this afternoon so I will have something healthy to nibble on when I get hungry in between meals.
Mike came and cut firewood late this afternoon.
They did finally find the lost helicopter and the bodies of the three men. There were no survivors. The helicopter was broken into two pieces.
“24By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.” Hebrews 11:24-26