Friday, October 3, 2014

A birthday party, new chairs, and another broken arm

Well, the craziness that is this term continues! Today is the first day of our first half-term; the grade 7-9’s are down on the Copper Belt competing against some other private schools down there, and everyone else is enjoying the time out of the classroom and down at the river. I found out this morning that the national grade 7 exams start October 13, two weeks before I thought they would based on previous years scheduling, so when my kids come back they are going to have to be ready to dive right in and get to it! Then at tea time, one of the main kitchen staff wiped out on his motorcycle and broke his arm as well as banging himself up pretty good. So, he had to be taken to Kalene, and we’re working through adjusting. We are sure getting a battering this term, but God continues to be good. We are being driving to a place of greater need of Him than ever before, but is that such a bad thing?

On a more positive note, we had our Dr. Seuss birthday party last week—while I was struggling with recovering from a cold and a nasty, lingering stomach bug, the kids had a good time. There were Truffula trees and Seuss characters decorating our pillars,

And as usual the kids had a great time!

Also, the main sitting room was officially used for the first time this week—just in time for half term! Here are a few pictures of the finished product:

There are some odds and ends to finish off, a piano to move, and a few other details, but it’s so nice to have the space back! The new chairs are also a huge improvement—comfortable and affordable furniture is rather hard to come by out here.

Well, that’s all for now. Who knows what adventures next week will bring?


  1. Wow! That red was a shock!! It's so different! The room looks great, though! There looks to be a lot more space now.

  2. Ya, really not liking the red, that will take some getting used to! :P the chairs look comfy though.