Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wichita Falls, Texas- Week 34

So the tortilla tally for last week was 4, and for this week, it was 2. This week we did a service project at the food bank, so that was fun, we got that done really fast. I still hate that black box thing on the car, C got a call from Elder Williams on Monday, he told me I was in the red for seat belt, and yellow for aggressive driving, ahhhhhh!!! So we had to figure out what was going on with the seat belt thing, I was very confused because I have always worn my seat belt, we finally figured it out- it was when we took the car in to get fixed, the workers there, drove it without a seat belt, so told him that, and the "aggressive driving" was driving down the roads here because they are so bad! They are full of potholes (you can't avoid them all) and all the dips in the road, so yeah...... he said he would take away the seat belt thing for me so that's good at least. On Tuesday we are going down the freeway, and right in front of us there was a accident, so I had to slam on my breaks and swerve a bit to avoid it, so after we stopped, I'm like, well that's good, we didn't crash, so I felt happy about that! 2 seconds later,"Aggressive Driving" (the box talks to you).... I wanted to throw it out of the window, so another call to Elder Williams telling him not to count that one because that was not my fault. We have gotten a lot of new investigators this week, and we have had really good lessons with them! Steve's surgery went well, as he told us, "I don't know what they did but I still have toes! so everything went fine." Found a family to teach! They are awesome! It has been a really good week. Hope everyone is doing great! Love you!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Wichita Falls, Texas- Week 33

I don't know if this has been a short or long week, on Tuesday we took the car in to get the oil changed, this car seems it is always in the shop. Anyway so we took it in to get the oil changed, and while we are waiting, we got to watch Turbo, we thought it was the best movie ever!.... but of course we didn't watch it :) or at least tried not to.  So after the oil, they told us about the front tires, they needed to be replaced, and one had a leak in it which we knew about, so we had to call Elder Williams again, to get that approved, so they replaced the two front tires, then after that they wanted to align everything, so they did that too, so that took forever, it seems like we are always calling Elder Willams, so yeah. Then we went to go visit Mike and Steve again, Steve had to go to the hospital for his foot, so hopefully he will be back soon, we have been visiting them both quite a bit this week, they are best friends so we went to see them to cheer them up. At the hospital Steve recognized a lot of the members that are doctors there, so it's nice to know they are in good hands. There was snow and ice this week again, so that was fun to see, but the ice built up on one of the windshield wipers and tore the rubber part off, so there is another call to Elder Willams, hahaha so we got another one. Exchanges went well, we saw a lot of people and had good success, pretty good day. Love you guys!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Wichita Falls, Texas- Week 32

I'm glad I got to finish emailing on Tuesday, that night, we had dinner with the bishop, and so it was Elder Rodriguez, Elder Quist, Elder Schwartz, and I. So bishop and his family are talking to us mostly in Spanish, and it was really funny because Elder Quist is the only English Elder there, so he has no idea what we are talking about. I am better at understanding then speaking, so hopefully my speaking will improve someday. We took the car in the day after exchanges and we finally got the car back last Thursday after waiting at the car place for the entire morning. The insurance company had not paid yet, so that was the only hold up, the car was in the parking lot all done and clean for us, but we couldn't get it yet, so finally after calling Elder Williams, he is in charge of the cars, he called them, and I don't think he was to happy with them about being late, because we had to have the car for Friday which was the next day. So we got it and everything was good. On Friday we had Zone Conference, where we all got the infamous Black Boxes on our cars! So it knows everything about the car, it is sort of annoying now- before you start the car, you have your seatbelt on then you start it, then you have this card that they gave us, so we have to sign in to the car! It was nice though because Elder Quist offered to drive to Lawton, so I'm like yes!! So I didn't have to drive there, I still don't like driving. After the conference, it started to snow a lot! So it was a good thing that I was not driving :) It snowed on Friday and the morning of Saturday then it changed to freezing rain, so the cars were grounded, the bad part was that we still have to see people, so on Saturday we walked about 10 miles in the snow to go visit people. So the snow was on the ground and that was soft, but then there was the freezing rain on top of that- so there was a hard covering then we would walk on it and break though the top layer of ice and into the snow under neither, it was really weird walking on. We were so sore after that. Because of the weather, church was canceled, so it was weird not going to church on Sunday, it was like a regular day. Today the snow and ice is finally gone, the temperature is still cold but its safe to drive so that's good. Steve and Mike (from my email last week) are roommates in a nursing home, Mike is a member and because of him, his roommate Steve, is getting baptised soon! We love going over there and talking to them, Mike has a board with the pictures of all the missionaries that have been there, there are a lot so it is cool to see and he remembers all of them! The dryer in our apartment works, the problem is that the power cord doesn't fit in the outlet, but its fine, I'm glad just to have a washer! Wichita Falls isn't really a Spanish area, there are Spanish speakers here though. We are slowly getting more people, but I still haven't used Spanish that much, and Elder Rodriguez really doesn't practice Spanish, so I'm trying to get him to help me more, its hard to practice because we never use it. We are having a exchange on Friday, Elder Schwartz is coming down to our place with me, so its going to be just like the MTC again. Should be fun. Okay, Love you guys!
This was after we rode our bikes all day in freezing rain!

The car is frozen