Monday, March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

Here is the e-mail from Mason - he has officially been gone 18 months and will be home in a little over 5 months - woohoo!!! The first paragraph of the e-mail he is mostly answering my questions - what did you do for your birthday? How is it having a car? How is Elder Kinville? 

So for the rest of my birthday we really didn't do too much. We went to a place called Wick which has a tartan shop and I got some navy color flashes and a blue tie to go along with my kilt, then we went to the church and I ordered an argyle kilt jacket. But when the jacket came it was more of a stage costume then an actual jacket so I'm going to return it today and get a better one. Having a car makes things so much easier and it would be very hard to get around here without a car. It's fun with Elder Kinville - we almost have too much fun, which saves us from going crazy up here. It would be nice to stay with Elder Kinville another move, but his driver's license expires right before this move ends so we probably won't both stay here. So anyway with this week we did a lot of driving and what not so I will give you the highlights. 

Tuesday we had district meeting which we had to Skype in for which was interesting. Then the rest of the day was try bys and chapping. Then for dinner me and Elder Kinville made pretzel bites that he got a recipe for and they were really good.

Wednesday it started of with some GQing. Then after lunch we went to some members, the Tolworthys, croft (a small farm) and did service for them. We were mainly mucking out one place but then when it got dark we went and had dinner with them then we got to brush their horses. They have a bigger horse which is a Cobb Cross horse and a big Shetland pony, I brushed the bigger one and Elder Kinville brushed the smaller one. 

Thursday we did some weekly planing then more driving and try bys and then we went and had a recent convert lessen with a family who's son just got baptized. The dad is a convert and the mom is a less active, but they are really cool and we get along great. 

Friday we had some less active lessons with a lady who is into the new age healing stuff and she kinda gently bashed some stuff about the church so that was very interesting. Then we went and saw another less active man who is an alcoholic and had some drinks before we got there. He kept talking about how he would like to get us stoned and see which one laughs the hardest. Me and Elder Kinville just laughed about the whole thing after, but something really funny he said was that we would be all like " oh Davy I'm in Britain" which has turned into a big inside joke now. 

Saturday we did service at the charity shop New Start Highland. Then it was over to the Tolworthys for some more service. We were just mucking all day which is kinda fun but we really need a shower when we get done. 

Sunday after church we went over to a member's house, the Winkles, for lunch and they are really fun, they also live on a little croft and we may start doing some service there as well. But I have got to say this is the nerdiest branch ever - everyone loves Lord of the Rings like crazy and things like that, so I get along really well with everyone. That was us for the week. Love and miss you so much.

This is a picture "borrowed" from Elder Kinville's blog of them eating their homemade pretzel bites - 

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