Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 14, 2013- Really Trunky

This week we are patiently awaiting the travel papers for Elder Gundersen.  The travel request has been submitted by the mission office and it needs to be approved by the church travel office and then they can purchase the tickets and send notification.  Seems like it should be a fairly quick and simple process.  It feels like it is taking forever.  I will be the first to admit that I am probably more trunky than Elder Gundersen.

Anyway, this week in our chat he did a lot of school planning.  Apparently, it would be very bad if I register him for any art or music classes. Let's math, no arts, no music...what is left to take?  We chatted about laptops for school, cell phones, registering his truck, and all the other things that are important to a returning missionary. It's almost as much work getting things ready for them to come home as it is getting them ready to leave. (It's not a complaint, just a fact. I'm MORE than happy to accommodate!)

This week he finally received his last package that we sent.  He got it without having to pay a crazy amount of customs fees for it. He and Elder Lynch have not had the chance to sample all the candy in the package yet. I told him about the video I posted of the rain water running down the road.  He said that it is hard to believe the amount of water that runs in the road.  "It puts water over the hood of the mission trucks". That has got to be an amazing site to behold with your own eyes.

The mission challenge of the week...trying to get your companion to stop unplugging the fridge every time you leave the apartment.  Guess he thinks he's saving electricity???

Bleck sent a few pictures this week and a video too!  It's so cool to hear Elder G's voice.  Listening to him speak French is a bit odd.

On the bus-

President and Sister Weed
The back of Elder Gundersen's head and Elder Kunz!
The scenery out the window is very pretty.
The video is a bit long and you'll need to turn up the volume on your device.  It's neat to see the apartment and where they meet for church.  I am grateful for are worth 1,000 words, but video and hearing voices is indeed priceless! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Too bad we don't speak French, so we could understand but hearing his voice is indeed priceless. How blessed we are to have good people like Mama and Bleck to keep us in touch with Elder G. Love those people!