It hasn't been an extremely busy time in the office....just a mild state of "how do we get all of this done?" The opening of new apartments has slowed to only 4 this month, and usually all in one day.
I am still at war with Altamont TN, (population 1,290...and about 85 miles south-east of Nashville). Well, war is misleading. I struggle with them. They love to turn the water off in the sisters' apartment before we even get notice that the bill is past due. It is never past due, they just need a new bookkeeper who can put
Here we are.....the office staff (minus Elder Dunn who is probably out in the parking lot changing a license plate). There are 3 sister missionaries in this picture......(LtoR) Sisters Schenk, Herbert and Bishop. I am between Herbert and Bishop. Sister Bishop has more pairs of glasses than any one person should have.....all flamboyant. I suspect she grew up in a hippy commune. (just kidding, but it would explain a lot).
About 10 days ago one of the missionaries
That same week, the Young Single Adults had a talent show. It was regional, but most of the talent was from the Nashville area. This picture (yes, the out of focus one...I was in about the 6th row from the stage and my phone is not an Iphone)...is of Denny Burton...my favorite future famous song writer. He sang an original tune that was fantastic. A country song called "Going South". Apparent Ronnie Dunne (of Brooks and Dunne) among others are considering recording it. Pretty good for a boy from Canada. The best part is how humble he is.
There were many other singer/songwriters and musicians who performed. 13 in all. A great pianist who just put in her mission papers, and another who played the chop sticks theme song
This is Anne Marie. She is the new Relief Society President. She sang a funny song called "Taylor the Latte Boy". If you haven't heard it, search for it on Youtube. You can find if you search:
"Kristin Chenoweth singing "Taylor the Latte Boy".
If you go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UICytbEmHn4 you can see the real Ann Marie.
It was a fun evening.
I just had to add this picture because it looks like Elder Hansen is asleep.......again!!!!!
Lafayette is a beautiful area. Not a beautiful town, but a beautiful area. It is the kind of place where we could be very happy. But we drove on to Smyrna. We got there at about 7:30, handed off the box springs to the spanish Elders there and drove on. We got to the office at 8:30pm just as the Assistants drove in so they could unhook the trailer and take the truck. The President was there also so we told him of our adventure. He just howled in laughter, which was not good because I needed to use the restroom. But we were relieved that he laughed. Elder Dunn told him that if we had lost the mattresses the 2nd time when we went back to check we were just going to come back and get our car and drive back to Tucson. I read Darryl a passage from "Preach My Gospel" on the way back to get the trailer after losing the 2 box springs about Christ-like attributes.....patience during trials. I'm not sure it helped.
That is all of our adventures for now. I'm sure there will be more. Hope all is well with each one of you. We are loving our mission....every minutes of it....well, minus a few. If you have ever considered a mission.....do it!