I meant to turn in my assignment before my assessment, but I somehow had allowed myself to become frazzled and instead of submitting the assignment I clicked my assessment and started the quiz.
Once the quiz starts, there is no turning back, there are no retakes. Most tests are timed. I had less than two hours. And though it is open book, the e-book appears on just one third of the screen and I have to control plus each page I am on in order to view something bigger. As I had explained in my last post, it is very time consuming. And while I thought I knew the answers to some of the questions, there were a few that had stumped me.
It took all of two hours and I started marking answers just to have them answered but still hadn't checked on whether they were correct. Time ran out before I was able to find them all - plus I knew I had a luncheon to attend. I should have waited until this morning to take the assessment! I doubt I would have gotten a much different score however - but perhaps I would have had a few more right. I don't guess I'll ever know for certain.
I had misunderstood the meeting time, for I thought I was assisting with cleaning the church before going out to eat. I have not assisted with cleaning a church building since I lived in Utah. It is quite different here as it is a smaller building and only one ward meets there. In Utah the cleaning was always done on Saturday - sometimes by different families, sometimes by organization. The ward I had attended in Kearns split the work in half with one family cleaning the chapel and the other the rest of the building. In West Valley the chapel made about a third of the work (bigger building and three wards)
This ward is cleaned on Thursdays. A couple alternates weeks with two sisters - or at least that is how it has been. But health issues have complicated matters and so there have been requests made for others to volunteer their time. Aurelia had started at 10:00. On the average, I am not even available on Thursdays until noon - so I was not there when the workload started.
Aurelia had invited me to lunch because she wanted me to meet with one of the sisters that she visits teach. We met at the restaurant that serves Mexican food before returning to the church. They had the majority of it cleaned already. I was asked to dust and wipe down the kitchen and doorknobs.
The "dusting" reminded me of dusting in the temple. One has to have a recommend to clean in the temple. I haven't done it often. Maybe three times in West Jordan. It seems like it was a very long time ago. A white cloth will remain white by the end of the night. I used a blue micro cloth at the church yesterday. I did finally manage to find some dust on the piano used in the Relief Society room. All the dust I had gathered yesterday amounted to less than the size of a fingerprint.
One tiny piece of glitter sparkled over the piano keys. I was excited that there was only one. I saw glitter ALL of the time when I was cleaning in West Valley. I don't think there was any week I cleaned that I didn't see glitter. So finding only one glitter speck was really quite refreshing. I think if they assign workers - even more so specific jobs (that's what they had done in my mom's ward; my nephew and niece had been assigned to clean the blackboards; someone else was assigned vacuuming and so forth) also I think they might get a better turn out on a Saturday than a Thursday. Cleaning on a weekday just seems weird to me.
Then again, my mom's ward had several hindered people who were/are active. Those that attend this ward may already have multiple callings. I do.
I did not return to the house until just before 4:00. Today I've been managing online billing, account balances and other information required for credit. Jenna will be home in one hour and though I have accomplished a lot, I still need my breather. I'll be attending a meeting tonight through the library. Don't know what time I'll be home. And tomorrow we'll be going shopping for a car. Dang! I feel so overwhelmed with missing hours.