Craig has worked along with his teammate Jeb and his Language helper Junior. They collect different sounds and meanings from the Cherokee Language. Craig gets up early to work from 6-8am then he and Jeb go to Junior’s House for 2 hours every Monday –Friday from 9am-11am. From 11-noon they organize the data they’ve collected. Lunch is from 12-1 then language analysis from 1-5pm. Often he’ll work in the evenings once the kids have gone to bed. Unlike a class room setting almost all the work is self motivated, we set and keep our own schedules.I (Sara) has helped with lots of cooking, cleaning, and hanging with the kids. Twice a week I get to help watch our coworkers kids for 2 hours while they go to their language helper sessions.
Ashea is learning how to interact with so many friends so often! Solomon is CRAWLING and is such a daddy’s boy. Every time Craig heads out to go work Solomon attempts to follow or cries pathetically. Click HERE to see a video of the very first time Solomon finally crawled! Guys will do almost anything for a girl :)
All 9 units (a unit is a family or single person) use the one washing machine that lives in our room. Thankfully our room had tons of bunk-beds and mattresses to make a little hallway from the emergency exit door straight down the wall to the little laundry closet.We’ve been getting good practice hanging our clothes out to dry on the line (Hi Mama! I think of you every time I hang it!) since the 2 driers here on campus are both broken.
All 9 units eat most Lunches and Dinners all together Monday through Friday.
It’s been a hot humid stay in OK so far with all sorts of fun new things to play with!
- We would keep learning about linguistics AND having a Godly home in a busy transient lifestyle.
- The Swenson’s would finish their last semester of training having learned and grown a lot!
- Baby #3 would continue to grow and be healthy
- The up coming transition back to Missouri in mid Oct then to Ohio in November would be smooth.
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