horseshoe pumpkin
deer antler pumpkin

November 1, 2017

Dee, you are not in Omaha anymore!

You know you are in a rural area when you see pumpkins made out of other things. I have to admit I was not expecting horseshoes or deer antlers.

Halloween here was cold and clear.  We only had 3 teachers participate in Trunk or Treat—we had about 75 children and went through a large amount of candy. Upon returning home, my doorbell continued to ring until well after 9. I had about 20-30 more children by my apartment. Thank you to all who contributed candy. The caramel apples and movie went over well yesterday afternoon. I’m not sure how much of the movie was really watched, the kids enjoyed the down time and time to socialize with each other. Halloween Party a success!!

We woke up this morning with no water, it appears the whole town is out! The school will have a 2-hour late start, so I am home safe, warm, and very thankful for the case of drinking water and cooking gallons of water I have on hand. I find it hard to believe we will have water in just 2 hours and I don’t think 300 kids in one place without water will be happening.

Additionally, my car decided to give me a bit of grief. You know it is making bad noises when the people on the reservation look at you when you drive by. Jerome tells me I have "resified" my car.  It looks like I will be limping it into Kadoka and hope the mechanic there can figure out how to fix it. Jeff assures me it is not a big deal. I hate it when my car is not operating correctly! I really feel out of sorts to be so far from our mechanics, and without Jeff to deal with this! So, I am learning to be more independent. I always thought I was a very independent woman, but I realize just how much I depend on Jeff when things like this go on. It makes me much more appreciative of the life I usually lead.

I hope you all had a very Happy Halloween.


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