This week has been an interesting one. We saw a piece of paper in our block that explained that we needed to be at our apartments for specific days. I didn’t really think anything of it, but I bumped into this guy who told me what they were doing. They were replacing the whole tap water piping in the entire block. That was kind of cool, but I didn’t think anything more of that. So on Tuesday we were going to go out and do our thing, when this guy told us that we had to be in our apartment all day. Meaning we literally could not leave our apartment…all day. They came in and busted a huge whole in our wall right behind our stove… Then we didn’t have drinking water for two days. It gets so much better. They then said that they were doing the whole thing to the bathroom water supply too. ugh. So we needed to stay in our apartment all day on Thursday as well. We stayed in our apartment all day on Thursday, and not a single person came to knock on our door, until six that evening. The guy in charge told us to be there all day on Friday too! We told him that we had things planned on that day. He told us that we would talk in the morning. I had no idea what was going on. I knew that we didn’t have water in our tub, toilet, or washing machine. I learned that we didn’t have water in the washing machine the hard way. Half way through one of my cycles they cut the water. So I finished doing my laundry by hand in the kitchen sink, which had water…ugh. That was an adventure, and It gave me a lot of Kudos for the women that did it by hand for centuries. It was neat though. No day is the same here. I showered by using large buckets of warm water from our kitchen tap, that were dumped on me while standing in the tub. It was actually very effective and worked very well. I had a good laugh every time. My companion wasn’t thrilled. That’s okay though.
I have read all of Alma, Helamen, and almost all of 3 Nephi in those three days. We were still able to get to District meeting (we were late, but we made it). I also read more of Jesus the Christ and am close to finishing that. It was a few very long days. I took some pictures so that’s good. Nothing really exciting happened, other than that. We had English, and we taught a few lessons.
General Conference was amazing though! I still haven’t watched the Sunday afternoon session, and I missed a good chunk of the Sunday morning one, because our connection went out for thirty…ish minutes. So frustrating. But at that moment we had already sat through two other General conferences. On Saturday we watched, live, the Saturday morning session. On Sunday we watched Priesthood, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning, live. It was a long spirit filled day of Conference. I made cinnamon rolls too, and shared with my District! I guess the tradition just rubbed off ;). I really enjoyed making them, and everyone seemed to enjoy eating them, so it was worth it. They turned out really good too. I am grateful that I get to cook out here. It is really nice, and I enjoy it.