October 5, 2015
I decided that I totally lost track of all the weeks, so that I'll just take after your example mom and just say what week it is. When I can actually think of a creative title I'll try and be witty, but no time on P-days to waste! It's so nice that we have a washer in our home and we just leave things out to dry (every apartment in the mission has one) because I have no idea how we would have enough time to do it all on P-days. Today we're planning on just getting a couple things that are needed for the apartment (we'll get reimbursed, but it's a super nice, and fairly new apartment and a lot is missing) and then go back and just get some study of last General Conference because unfortunately I need to listen to it in Russian. What my companion and I are doing right now is just listening to some of the talks while we are writing home. It's not the most effective way to listen to conference, but I hope it'll help when I try to understand it in Russian. Before I forget, I'll go ahead and let you know a couple of things I've thought of for the package (also would you mind telling the Powell's to try and get in contact with the mission office to get my phone number, I've still yet to talk to President Childs about getting permission to have lunch with them, but I've heard there's a precedent for that already so fingers crossed). Anyway, I was thinking about what I would want, and as I said earlier, President is very lenient with music, and just says as long as it invites the Spirit, so I've talked with a couple Elders, and decided on stuff that will be appropriate. As I said, Glorious by David Archuleta (for some reason everyone has that one) Vocal Point (BYU Accapella Group), MoTab, and the LOTR Soundtrack. That was one that I asked a lot of people about, but I feel like it's можно (allowed).
|So there is a building being built next to ours, and we saw this guy rappelling down the building on literally just a little plank of wood, and he was just chilling there smoking a cigarette. I'm not even going to try and understand.|
|our break the fast feast from yesterday. Also, I forgot to mention in the email, I won't be at the Hermitage this week, because I get to go to Novgorod tomorrow! Woot! Anyway love you bye!|