So now we are in a 2015 Chevy Cruze with a nice little box in it that tells us "Check your speed!" whenever we go 7 mph over the speed limit. It has a pretty annoying voice, but we are so happy to have a car again.
Having two wards is pretty crazy. One church service goes from 9am to noon. The other goes from 11:30 to 2:30. That is a lot of church. We haven't had a 7:30am meeting yet, but I am sure that will be a challenge.
We moved. I forgot to write down out new address, but any mail can still be sent to our old address. We still have the key for it. A lot of time last week was spent cleaning the new apartment, packing up our stuff, moving, and unpacking.
Being doubled into a ward is so different. We try to talk with people at church and at activities, but it is so much easier when you have people to introduce you or to point out who is who. People come up and say "Hi missionaries! I think we signed up to feed you next week. See you then!" And we are like "We are looking forward to it! Who are you again?"
We went to a Craw-fish Boil! So were invited to go to this activity by some people in D1. Every year, the go to this park and throw a bunch of live craw-fish into boiling water with potatoes, corn, mushrooms, garlic, lemons, onions, and a ton of cayenne pepper. Then they cover a table in newspapers and they pour all of the craw-fish and potatoes and everything onto it. Everyone stands around and cracks them open and eats them. It is messy and strange really good. It is a lot of work to open up just one craw-fish, and there is hardly and meat inside. But they taste so good! The corn was crazy spicy, but everything else just tasted amazing. Apparently, it was a traditional Louisiana experience.
We have been working hard this week. On Monday, we were glad to still be together, but I felt like something was missing. I needed at least a bit of change. Now we are learning how to deal with quite a lot of change. We need to improve our planning, our first-encounter social skills, and many other things. It is hard, but it is a great opportunity. We are here to turn the missionary work in this new ward around, which we can only do with the Lord's help. Here we go!
Have a good week!