Well guys. We are getting down to the end of this whole mission thing and I have a lot of thoughts and feelings. Way too many.
Well I know you are all dying to hear about how we brought Thanksgiving to Bolivia so I will tell you. We made pie. What else? We had a nice ward activity and we made pie and brownies (because everyone here thinks those are the classic American food and are pretty obsessed with them) and the other Hermanas in the ward taught a nice little class on gratitude. It turned out to probably be more stress than it was worth, but it all turned out well. If the internet ever starts working well I´ll send you some photos. If not, ask me about it in three weeks because I`ll be home.
But not into the yellow house. Some dreams are not meant to be. Turns out that the landlord moved to Argentina and didn’t leave anyone in charge of the apartment building. Fortunately, we have a different place which is not yellow but works just fine.
Okay before I forget, one other thing you need to know about greeting people – sometimes it´s just a kiss on one cheek and sometimes it´s a kiss on both and that gets you into some awkward moments sometimes because you have to guess if someone is a one cheek or two cheek kisser. but usually it´s just the Abuelitas that give two kisses.
You might think that the subject line refers to the fact that I am greeting you but- plot twist! – I actually just want to talk about the way we greet in Bolivia. I recently realized that it is pretty different from the way things are in the states and I think I will definitely miss it. Okay here are the rules:
Well. This week we have been house hunting. It is a whole headache but I think a good thing. Where we live right now has a couple problems that for some reason I was willing to live with until my comp pointed out that it’s not okay. Mainly that our kitchen doesn’t have a door and there is a cat that always comes and pees on our dishes. Before this week I thought that there was a lot of rejection in missionary work but now I know that there is a lot more rejection in house hunting. The good news is that right now we have two potential houses. And one of them in yellow. That is significant because I have a feeling that our new house is going to be yellow and every time we saw a yellow building I would be like ¨that could be the one!¨ And this house that we like a lot, a lot, is less than a block away from the church and super cute and we didn’t even realize it was yellow because the first time we saw it, it was dark and when we went back in the day and realized it was yellow. I was like ¨it´s a sign!!!¨ Also we had to tell our current landlords that we are moving and I was super scared to do it (the wife is pretty mad so, I had good reason…) but afterwards my comp told me that I had followed the steps of telling bad news like a pro. So thanks dad, shout out.