TUESDAY: We had a teaching appointment with a less active member. We had to teach him outside because his wife won't let "the mormon missionaries" inside her house. So there we were sitting on a mold covered, wooden bench, holding our umbrella so we won't get wet as we're teaching him. There have been worse situations though.
And then I hear this mumbling coming from their (now locked) door, and it gets louder and louder until I realized that his wife was praying the Catholic prayers while we were teaching. As in, candles, hail mary's, and some kind of bumping against the door. Got to love the Catholics here:)
THURSDAY: We lost all power and water in our apartment. We got home at night, and there was Nothing. The best part, is we had no water to use to flush the toilets (there's no such thing as flushing, we use buckets to flush the toilet here). Sister Larkin couldn't hold it anymore, and so we just found a dark, hidden spot with a bush outside our apartment. We'll just say, it was her first time having to pee outside:)
SATURDAY: It was my day to cook breakfast. I was making eggs in the wok and all the sudden I have a cute little maggot run across my foot. A couple seconds later, another one wiggled onto my toe. I look down to find a trail of them wiggling in from the back door, where we keep all the trash. Just imagine in your minds me that morning, cooking eggs with one hand, leaving the stove every couple of minutes to try and wash the maggots out from our house and into the drain. "...come on little maggots, just wiggle down the stupid drain!"
I don't know why I managed to collect enough funny stories this week to last my whole mission, but to say the least, it's been quite the week.
I got way nervous reading about all the things Nate is doing to get ready to leave to the MTC, it made me remember all too well what I felt that week right before I left to go on the greatest adventure so far in the life of Sister Taylor. He will love the MTC, and probably grow a lot, and learn to do things on his own. I want a copy of his sacrament talk, since I won't be able to be there. And I need his addresses, I'm going to become the most awesome letter writing sister ever!