The hurricane going by to the south has given us some needed rain...and a bit of wind. It reminded me to get busy making my window shutters BEFORE we are in the path of a storm. Hope to have them done this week. I have shutters for 2 1/2 of my five windows already. That works for a typical rain. In storms, though, rain can come from all directions, so you need to have 100% coverage.
I spent last week teaching the Bible to 25 or 30 young people in town. They were a great group. I think alot of us came away with a little more faith. The Bible is like that. Spend time with it, and your faith grows. It's a fantastic book. Be sure you are understanding it better each day.
I've only seen about 60 minutes of olympic coverage. It was a soccer game with Brezil playing against Honduras. That's about all that folks here care deeply about. They did show some speed walking at halftime. That just looks silly. We enjoyed it....if not for the right reasons.
This week I am planning on having people put in the cement pad where the Teaching Center will stand. It's behind schedule a bit. I'm praying we can get it in place and be officially ready for the steel buildings to arrive here. No word yet on when that might happen.
Sixth and ninth graders have gotten their state exam results. It's a great day for those who pass. It's a lousy day for those who don't. There seems to be no rhyme or reason sometimes. I know a young man who should have passed. Now he has to deal with what to do next year...change schools? ...stay in the same place? ...move away to go to school? Tough decisions.