Thursday, October 18, 2007

Preparing for a Journey

Day 21
Weight: 218.5 lbs.
Food Intake:
  • Breakfast:
    • small cup of banana juice
    • polenta (grits)
    • rye toast plain
    • a banana
  • Lunch:
    • mineral water
    • pot pourii stew leftovers
  • Dinner:
    • pineapple juice
    • 2 ears corn on the cob
    • steamed asparagus spears
    • steamed okra
    • stewed squash
    • plain rye toast

Had a pretty good day today. After starting the day with my regular fare of polenta, I began laying on the terracotta roof to the storage house. It was a beautiful sunny day. Temperatures in the 80s. Most days here are usually in the mid 80s with the nights in the mid-70s. It is very nice weather. For lunch there was leftover pot pourii stew. It was still mild and filling, though most of the spice had lost its punch. By the end of the day, I had half the roof finished.

Toward late afternoon I noticed a general flurry of activity in the village. Everyone was packing. They packed mostly food and food-making implements. When I tried to understand what was going on they seemed to indicate that I should pack, and they pointed far away toward the mountains. For dinner I had steamed asparagus, okra, and stewed squash along with a slice of rye toast. I was feeling very good by nightfall, glad to be over my sickness.

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