Wow, that'll be exciting to see where Jacob ends up going, good luck with the nerves this week! Luckily I've got lots of things to distract me.
So in good news, I got both the packages this week! Both were unopened by customs as far as I can tell. Now we will just have to see if I can resist the temptation of my christmas presents for the next two months. Hopefully I will be strong enough. The letter with the photos and debit card are still not there though. So thank you for putting a few photos in the one package. Its been a long time since I've seen photos. I'll always accept more.
Speaking of photos, something crazy happened. I was looking at my photos on my memory card, and I noticed that the number had photos had changed. Somehow almost 400 photos got erased off of my memory card. Thank heavens for usb flash drive back up. I still lost about 10-15 photos, butI'm not even sure which photos they were, so I'm assuming that they can't be that important.
My companion got sick this week. He actually threw up a little on our way to coordination meeting, and was just generally having a miserable time. So we went in to get him looked at. I still don't understand everything, but he had to take 8 pills a day and rub two creams on the back of his head. And it was a french lady who proscribed it all, so it's not like it was some crazy voodoo stuff. If I did hear right, he has an umbilical hernia. Or something. Was not at all aware that that was possible. But him being sick ran a number on our missionary work this week. It's hard to plan an illness, but they have to come sooner or later to everyone. He's already doing a lot better though, and I'm thinking that this week we should be getting back to normal.
The power went out for a couple of hours tuesday night, all of our fans stopped working. It was death. Makes me a lot more grateful for the things that I have.
Halloween was a decent flop this year. I ate some of the candy from the package, and that was pretty much it. Oh yeah, I also put my jeans on for about 10 minutes just to wear them. It was weird.
This week what with the end of the month and all, everyone ran out of money. Everyone but me that is. I don't know why, but I never seem to use my money as much as everyone else does. So I got to chuckle a little bit and help out.
I just noticed that one of my shoes is starting to wear out a little. I'm pretty sure I can make it last for at least 3-4 more months though, and Elder Sery knows where to buy legit shoes.
Fun story this week. There is an Ivoirienne family that lives in our apartment building that decided to be good neighbors and give us some food. What they didn't know was that we had already started preparing for ourselves. They gave us a lot of food. I ended up eating about three dinners that night. Everyone else stopped eating. For some reason, I eat more african food than the Africans. Actually, that's a pretty commen trend for Americans. I'm guessing it's because we're used to eating lots of different styles of food.
Could you imagine that the weather is starting to get hotter here? Crazy, but it's true. At least our water is a little bit more stable this week.
Missionary work has been a little slow this week thanks to the sickness. We still have some promising people though. We haven't been able to talk to Raisa's family yet though. We had a meeting set up, and we even had a couple ready to go with us, but it ended up not happening. One of the daughters locked the door and left while the parents were gone. We've got another rendez-vous set up for Wednsday though, here's hoping that goes well.
I found out this week that all of the American elders that came in with me are still junior companions too. I think Presdent Weed wants to get us as trained as he can as long as there are still older missionaries. But those start going home next week, so that'll start changing fast. Who knows what december will bring?
Hmm, I don't feel like I've written very much this week. Weird. Sorry guys. Oh yeah, we saw conference, or at least two sessions of it. It was really good, but I'm excited to read it too. I understood a lot more than I did the first time, but I was still getting tired of translating it in my head at the end. Plus it's hard to take notes in English while translating in French.
Alright, got to go, love you all Elder Christensen