The Elders and Sisters are not at our house often, but as you come in the front door you will look down this wide hallway toward the dining room/kitchen.
To your left will be this stairway leading to the "upper chambers".
This is President Cavile, 2nd Counselor in the Branch Presidency, who dropped by to give us a papaya he had grown in his yard. From seed to fruit for the best we gather is about 5 months. He is seated on our salsa set (living room furniture) which has a comfortable feel to it.
This is standing in the kitchen looking back at the front door. The lady in the picture is 1st counselor in the Relief Society who is also a seemstress. We hired Amor Galvez to make our curtains for all the windows.
This is looking into the kitchen. Notice from left to right our oven/gas range, the gas can peaks around the corner of the stove, with our mop and broom closet behind that. Next is the refrigerator, trash can, and a chair which we use as a footstool to reach into the high cupboards. Just to the right of the picture is the back door and our sinks/countertop.
Outside the back door is this enclosed space. There are clothes lines which we used a few times but found it more convienent to use the upstairs railings as our clothes line.
You are now looking into the Master Bedroom. The door off to the right is to another CR. It also has its own aircon.
This picture is looking back out of the CR standing in the shower. We have a water container because very often we have no water. We keep filtered water in it to brush our teeth, rinse the toothbrush, and drink (at least two cup fulls each morning to begin the day).
Taking a look out of the back window, off to the right you see one of the tallest "mountains" on Negros, the island we live on.
To the left is a gravel quarry. The gravel is hauled onto this site. The anguliar structures you can see are metal grates of various sizes which they scoop and sift the gravel over to make various sizes of gravel for sale. The work starts at this quarry between 6 and 6:30 AM every morning. One of the workers has a dog which is tied to the back fence and barks nonstop all morning long. This alarm clock does not even require a battery.
This panorama view is of what lies between the quarry and the mountain. You may spot rice fields in the foreground, a road, many houses, and a church.
Let's go back downstairs and see what else we can behold.
What happened to your bread dough, Sister? It has exploded. On one of our first bread days, we had an appointment while the bread is rising and when we, come home this is what we found. I guess we should look for a bigger container. Actually, we now use two containers for allowing the bread to rise.
The final product!! It's ready for delivery.
and look right.
The Elders and Sisters of the Dumaguete Zone just before Area Attack in Bacong on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Well, there ya' go. We finally added to our blog. Maybe we won't wait a month to add to it once again.
Love and Kisses from the Philippines