Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of pictures on this post...They have the camera with them in Washington D.C., so this is just to tell you all that yes, they are surviving in the big city - and so are we here at home without them!
We've only talked to them a couple times briefly, but they made it there fine, walked around and did a little sightseeing, and yesterday Hosanna had the written test and two oral rounds - but I guess she was not one of the top 20 finalists. That's a little sad, because she worked so hard - believe me, you would have been impressed! - but I'm sure she's a little relieved to have all that stress over with as well. You can watch the final rounds by going to the Bible Bee website. (we have a link to it on our sidebar)
At home, we're busy getting ready for hunting season - it starts tomorrow! So we hauled in the blaze orange and winter boots, sighted in our rifles, and all those other important details :) We're planning on baking a couple things today to have for a lunch while we're sitting out there in the woods.
We're about out of flax straw again - this time of year a typical phone converstion goes like this -
"Do you have flax straw?"
"Yes, how many were you looking at?"
"About ten or so."
"That should be fine"
"Would it work for us to come by tonight?"
"Yes, someone should be around."
"How much are you getting per bale?"
"How do I get out to your place?"
- and so on...Certain members of our family do not like to answer the phone in the fall! It isn't so bad when we have it, but if we're out of straw, that's not very fun because a lot of people don't understand that it's weather related as to when we can combine flax and therefore bale the straw. Sometimes they ask for hay, and we have to ask, "What do you want it for?" just because we know they probably don't really want hay! Then sometimes we sell some oat straw...
Anyway, I'm sure we'll have a couple fun posts on here when they get back with all their pictures! Have a great day!