January 12. Took a while to get to sleep last night. The room was very warm, and the comforter was too hot. There was an extra comforter though, that had been folded up at the bottom of the bed, and we had set it aside. So we switched to that one, and that was better. Then we opened the curtain a little bit so some air could get into the room through the window. Daddy didn’t get to sleep for a long time too because he had a tickle in his throat from drainage, and he kept coughing. He finally got up and took some Benadryl. I think we slept pretty well after that.
This morning after breakfast and quiet time, I worked on getting more pictures into this computer (the Compaq) so I have a picture file in here. Started work on making a couple e-mail greeting cards in here too. Daddy saw some national ladies going by with bilums and asked them if there were a market somewhere. They said they had just come from the market up the road a bit. They come early every Wednesday morning for market. So we had missed. But they had a few things left they were taking home so they stopped to show us their wares. We bought six ears of corn, a couple tomatoes, and a couple bunches of potatoes.
A little bit later, we went up to the office to see Jeanne Best. Jeanne wasn’t there, but Karen (Dodd) Michaud was there, and so was her husband, Bill. We talked to them for a while. Then Dennis came out of another office with a man named Larry. So we all talked for a while. After that, Dennis took us down and showed us the library. We picked out a few books before going back to the house. By then it was lunch time, followed by nap time.
After nap, I started working on some Sunday school lessons to use in Owena. Daddy called Dennis, and he came over and showed us how to get into the Intranet and download e-sword. So we are thankful to now have e-sword on this new computer. I had installed Bible Collection Suite before we left Owena, but it wouldn’t let me use it. Said something wasn’t properly installed or registered.
After Dennis left, we walked over to the print shop to pay for the books we had bought yesterday. Then we walked around the property and took pictures of the flowers. When we got back, it was time to start getting things ready for supper. Husked the corn and put it in the pressure cooker. It was a little early to start things cooking so worked a little more on the Sunday school lesson material. Then I put water on to heat for noodles, got broccoli ready to cook, and cooked up onion, garlic, and ground lamb to go in the spaghetti sauce. While I was doing all that, Daddy worked on installing e-sword.
After supper, I figured I’d better check the rhubarb to see if it needed to be cooked up. Yes, it did. Took a while to get it all trimmed up, and cut up. Then I added a little sugar and some water, and set it on to cook for a few minutes.
(Pro 12:28) In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
January 13. Almost 10:00 p.m. Just got back from the Bests’ place. Didn’t realize it was this late. Enjoyed a good evening with them. We had beef stew and biscuits for supper. And I had made a strawberry/rhubarb pie and taken up for dessert. After supper and dishes, we sat and talked for a little while. Poor Dennis is having a hard time with his asthma. And poor Jeanne was sleepy. She has had quite a busy schedule since her house worker has been out. The poor young lady was falsely accused of something and badly beaten by another lady. The beating caused internal bleeding from her liver so that she was spitting up blood and also having blood in her urine. She was eventually cared for at the hospital and is recuperating. But Jeanne told her she was not to come back to work for at least two weeks.
This morning, after doing a few things around here, we went to town for a few things. Had to get some nails and Milo to send in to Karimui. Got a handful of groceries. Then stopped at the second hand store. Got a bunch of sweaters for the ladies in Owena to take apart and make into bilums. They had some really inexpensive ones today — 60, 70, 80 toea. And several for K1+. The ladies will be happy about the cheap prices. Also found a hat for myself so I have something to cover my ears when I go out to meetings in the evening.
We had a late lunch and nap. After nap, I put more pictures in the picture file, did the dishes, and made the pie. When the pie was ready, we took it up to the Bests’ and cooked it in their oven.
(Pro verbs 13:13) Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.