This week was good. I don't think much happened but my head is still spinning from trying to get to know the area. We had a trip to Sugar Land on Tuesday for Greenie training and then we found out we have to go back for interviews on the 30th. With it being a 200 mile round trip we basically lost all our miles due to that. So we are BIKING! We are trying to figure out how to be productive on them since we can't go super far on the bikes. It is an adventure for sure. But thankfully it isn't too hot anymore so we are having some pretty nice rides. I forgot what is like to spend so much time on that thing.
We biked to church yesterday. K has a bike too so she road with us. It was a ton of fun. It is only like a 10 minute ride to the church from her house and most of it is sidewalk so it was super easy. She wants to do it again next week.
Something else exciting was we met a man from Denmark! He was born on the island Bornholm...I think that is it. An island off of Copenhagen. His name is J.S.. He had a more Danish last name but I couldn't tell you what it was. He goes by J. He was a crack up. It made me wish that I knew Danish. Thanks Dad. I am just kidding. I have no idea how we would have ever picked that up.
On the way home from Sugar Land we took the opportunity to stop in Edna and try some people on the ward list. We kept running into wrong addresses or empty lots. Then we came to a house. When the wife answered the door it was that awesome rush of the Spirit and you just know that they are active members. It was the best. We didn't think anyone was active out there. Turns out they were on assignment to the Port Lavaca Branch and just came back to Victoria ward. They were so happy to see the Sisters! We had a good visit with them.
We were blessed with some chances to serve this weekend. In the morning we did some yard work for an older lady in the ward. She lives on the outskirts of town. Then we got to go out to Dacosta
to help someone pack up and move. They were living in a home built around 1910 and it sits on about 4.5 acres of land. It was so beautiful. The home is basically in original condition and they were working to restore it but work called them back to Austin. The pictures of the wide open land is the road connecting them to Bloomington. We ate at a taco truck there and got the best tortas I have ever had. I don't get how these people can still live out there in the middle of nowhere.
One day this week we went to go and visit M but she wasn't home. As we turned to leave this car began to follow us. It was an older couple. I could tell that she was looking at something on or in our car. So we continued driving until we got to a members home. The woman got out of the car so I asked what we could do to help her. In a tone she said "Someone left a note on our car saying that a car with your license plate backed into ours and left the scene." She then proceeded to grill us about where we were and blah blah blah. I explained to her that we were inside during that time having a lesson. Plus we are required to back each other out. Plus we wouldn't just flee the scene. She calmed down after a bit and we got to talking. So random. We are just upset that someone would frame us like that. People these days.
We are trying to find people to teach and learn our way around here. It is going well. We are meeting new people are hopefully some good things will start to come.
Glad to hear the surgery was a success. Don't worry Dad, in 2 months time we can hang out together all day :) I don't know what you can do until then but I know you will find something. Sitting around all day must be hard. I don't even know what that would be like now. Say hi to the pup for me! I miss her like crazy when I see other people's dogs.
I love you :)