Alright well I am going to try and just answer questions at first so that I do not forget to write them later, so here I go!
Transfer calls are on Saturday, so I will know by then if I will train or not. I have no idea. Elder Black has been here for four transfers already, so he is probably out of here. We will just have to see. I would love to train, though, but we will see.
I didn’t really get to get any pictures of the Temple, no. We were supposed to go to the roman thing, and then come back, and I was gonna take pictures then, but there was some miscommunications, so we ended up just leaving from the Roman stuff back to Koblenz. I was a little upset about it, but it’s all good. Another time. It takes a little over an hour to get from Koblenz to the Temple.
Last P-day we went to a place called Rüdesheim which was pretty cool. It’s just a small little old city on the Rhein with a really cool view, statues, and hiking trails and stuff. We were supposed to play capture the flag with the whole zone, but we didn’t have enough time. We just hiked mainly. It was still fun, though.
Today we didn’t have P-day because we went to the Temple last week, and the rule then is that when we go to the temple that takes up our p-day time for the next p-day. Except we had zone p-day last week, so we had to move our no-p-day p-day to today. But we have to go grocery shopping tomorrow, since today is a holiday.
So we are indeed still living with the other Elders. It took us forever to get into contact with our landlord, and once we did, she told us that the repairman for the apartment will be in Köln (Cologne) until this week. So we have no idea when we are gonna move back into our apartment. So we have been just over-nighting with the other Elders since the heater broke. That has been both really good and really bad at the same time. Really good because I love it, and it is a lot of fun, because I get along with Elder Burger and Elder Sauve really well, but really bad because it has been harder to stay focused and be obedient to all of the time rules that we have. But we are trying, so that is good. There’s a saying in the mission. “Two elders is a companionship, three elders is a drit, and four elders is a party.” I can now confirm that this is true.
We didn’t have a whole lot go on this week outside of that. We met with Daniel, our new investigator this week, and that was good! He is a way cool guy, and we are meeting with him again tomorrow. We also had a couple of member appointments which is always nice. Other than that we just spent most of the week finding, planning, and trying to get things squared out with our apartment. Not too many interesting stories regarding all of that, though. Yesterday though we went contacting and we were walking on the sidewalk and a group of guys our age were driving pretty fast down towards us and one of them had his hand sticking out and yelling at us to give him a high five. I totally did it. It hurt. My arm was sore for a little while afterwards, and the guy yelled “OWW” after he drove buy and then they started honking and cheering a bunch. It was funny. I don’t think that they expected me to do it, though! They were wrong.
Well that is really all that I have had going on this week! Talk to you next week! Catch y’all on the flipside!
Love ya, Elder Austin Cassell