I had intended to write this post sooner, but have not gotten to it. Compounding my regular reasons (whatever they are) we do not have wi-fi here, and the internet does not really like to support more than one computer at a time. But usually, whenever the internet is not in use by anyone else, I am busy doing other things…
Thankfully we arrived safely home Thursday February 5th 2015, somewhere between 9 to 10ish at night. However, it was after 11:30 before we got to bed.
I spent the first few nights on the fold out couch in the living room. Even after I got the 2 or 3 years worth of dust cleaned from off of everything in my room, me sheets needed washing (they were covered with spider feast carcasses) as did my curtains (very dusty…) Once they were laundered I had to get around to putting them back on/up…Which I finally did.
Daddy and Mom have gotten the garage and the attic cleaned out, and Daddy put up two more lights…It looks like a new creation up there!
Mom has begun cleaning on the Honey House…lots and lots of stuff to go through, and Daddy is working on taking off the old leaky roof in order to put on a new one…I actually think that he got the last bit of the new roof finished today!
I have been recording the audio cassettes which my school curriculum requires, off of one of the very last remaining working tape players that we own. We have had trouble with these tapes over the years, some getting eaten and torn up by the machines, or just having machine after machine die…or cease to work…whichever you prefer. Record onto zoom, put audio on computer, and listen to the audio off of my computer thus saving wear and tear on the tapes and last precious tape-player! : ) Some of the tapes squealed terribly making the recordings difficult to listen to!
Needless to say, I have been continuing to do school. I have also taken on roll as main meal maker and kitchen cleaner-upper…as well as occasionally acting as chauffer to the water kiosk and back, as I am supposed to be perfecting my driving in order to get my license while we are here.
The first week at church was a bit awkward…I was believed to be either Racheal or Savannah… I didn’t really feel well (Lyme) and was not feeling social at all…My first week back at a church which I haven’t been in for two years, and even then my visit was only a brief one…so, in all the brevity of “Hellos!” to Racheal or Savannah, I mostly just smiled and nodded. The second week I felt better and was thus able to be more friendly and explanatory!
Two Sundays ago one the elders tapped my arm as I passed by and said “Racheal!” I turned around and said something along the lines of “Actually, I am her younger sister Katherine…” To which he responded, “No you’re not!” but I replied that I really was…I remember meeting him two years ago though he did not remember me, which was perfectly fine…but he was the second one to refer to me by my new title: “Almost Racheal!”:D I didn’t really think that I looked that much like her anymore…I know when we were little we looked a lot alike, but now? Oh well, I suppose they’ll get used to “Almost Racheal” after another few weeks. One lady also thought I was Savannah, but it panned out to be “family resemblance”. :)
There is a large flock of turkeys that pass through our yard and pasture every now and again...and I have been making friends with the neighbor’s cows…They like their daily dab of kitchen scraps! The bull does anyway (I call him Bubba…it just seems to fit), his ladies are a little more shy, but like the scraps too if they can beat him to them!
At any rate, I had kind of thought I had more to say and in a more decently coherent fashion than this patch work of information, but I cannot recall what else I should have added…
So, I shall close for now…
Hopefully I will get all y’all another update soon!