Day 12 - 7/12/11
First off I would like to apologize to the people that read this, because this is my first blog site and I am not really sure how to treat it. So far I am just telling you what we have done each day. I should maybe document how my personal experience with this dig is going as well. I will try to do that as the days go on. Forgive me if I fall short.
So the usual dig routine happened to day, got up at 4am, and went to work at 5am. After breakfast Darryl's team went 'back home' after being in XX99 site location. So we returned to E9 and E10... home sweet home! I enjoyed going back to our old location, because we were making progress, and we could see it. We also were able to have conversation with the other team next to us as we worked as well, and that is really fun!
We all found the usual things today, but right at the end of the day I seem to find the good stuff (also as we work more we get further down, and closer to the floor of the room; which is where the 'good stuff' is). As we were leveling out the site, I came across some thick large pieces of pottery, and some large thinner ones, too! I kept finding more, and they all fit together like a puzzle! There was still some more to go and find, but we had to pack up and head to the bus! So tomorrow I will have to discover more of the pottery.
We finish everyday right at noon, and lunch is waiting for us after we are done, and come down the mountain. After we ate I went back to our room. Darryl who is one of the team leaders and is my team leader had his turn for devotions today, and he had asked me to play the song 'Sometimes He Calms the Storm' by Scott Krippayne ...This is where I lost a good chunk of my blog when it crashed... I was a little upset, BUT I will try to remember what I all said.
Darryl had this amazing boat ride planned for us that coasted $1000. The coast of this trip was funded Christ the King Church (Darryl's home church), and he asked them to help him support this amazing experiences we were so blessed to do. Darryl spoke during his devotion time about the storm in the waters of Galilee, and how the disciples were told by Jesus to go and take their boat out into the water. Well the song that Darryl asked me to sing after his message was the most appropriate song, just check out the link above. Such and amazing experience! Here is the boat:
Here is one of the pictures from my camera of Kyle, Dave, and myself on the boat: