The next morning, the candle was nice and cool with a couple of holes in the middle, just like we left it the night before. I melted some of the leftover wax (about an inch in one of the small pots) and poured it into the holes we had made last night. It poured in quickly and there was no sign that the holes were filled. So I melted another couple of chunks of wax. I poured that in and still no sign. So I melt some more two more times before finally seeing the holes were filled. This took a good two or three pounds of wax, a lot more than I thought it would. Experience is a good teacher. I let the candle cool again.
Now the candle is ready to be pushed out of the mold at church. Last year, this was quite an ordeal from what I have heard. I wasn't helping push it out. I think they used a big stick and several strong people to get the deed done. Since I am writing this before going to church, I don't know what the results are. I hope it came out okay and it looks alright. Since we are traveling to San Francisco, I'm probably going to have to drop off the candle and not find out until we get back how it went. Maybe someone will call me to say it's a do-over or it's perfect. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Also, I am probably going to pre-write a couple of blogs so I make my blog-a-day goal. So readers may not hear till Monday what the results are. I hope the suspense isn't too much.