Wednesday through Friday seemed to drag on forever. First off, there is some type of virus going through Togiak presently. It finally landed on some of the teachers and made the week feel slower. I (Tim) caught something. It wasn’t horrible, localized around the throat only, but boy did it zap any motivation to do well in class that I had. I just wanted to sleep, but I never felt poor enough to actually call in sick. As soon as school was out on Friday it felt like a heavy burden was lifted and everything was well.
Friday after school Kaitlyn and few other co-workers held a Battle of the Books Party. For those who don’t know what Battle of the Books is, it’s a club that meets and reads a set of books. At the end of the year, they go to a competition and “battle” other schools answering questions from the reading. Friday was this year’s starting day. Kaitlyn said they had 28 kids (3rd-12th) who stayed after school and started reading. They finished the party by watching a movie that came from one of the books and had pizza with the kids. Our principal summed it up pretty well when he said, “Wow.” in reference to how many kids were at school an hour after the bell rang on a Friday and reading. It was a cool sight.
Kaitlyn and I have started a new television series and stayed up late Friday and Saturday night watching it. It is Sanctuary (2008). It stars Amanda Tapping, actress in Stargate, who, with her crew, collect and study people/creatures with abnormal powers. It’s very much Science Fiction, but we’re into that recently. It’s kind of fun to get hooked on a tv show and battle with your common sense whether or not to stay up late or not. Luckily, we only have this battle on the weekends. :)
Today, Sunday, we had Stake Conference over the phone. It was a special conference as all of the Washington and Alaska attended a conference that originated from Salt Lake City. We heard from Sister Dalton, YW’s General President; President Snow, Presidency of the Seventy; Elder Holland and President Packer. It was a great meeting and surprisingly short. We were out in 90 min, which is a stark contrast to our 4 ½ hours of church each Sunday. We were informed that Elder Holland will be coming to Alaska next month to do some Bishopric/Stake Presidency training and will do another conference. So, we get two fall Stake Conferences this year. Pretty cool.