OH MY GOSH THIS WEEK HAS BEEN THE MOST RIDICULOUS WEEK EVER.
OK. SO. Wednesday. after we get done with p-day. at this point we have lost use of our phone. because we are getting anew one, but we aren't getting it until thursday. So yes. we decide we are gonna bike that evening. so we bike probably...15 miles to get to a members house and use his phone, but he's not there. so we are like, garbage. so we HAVE to make these phone calls because we need to get a ride to mission conference which happened to be the next day. so we start biking towards the nearest pay phone which is probably 10 miles away. we FINALLY get there, and at this point, it's probably 830. we make our calls and it starts to be really dark and we start biking towards home. so we get within LITERALLY 1 mile from home. and we hit some night road construction. so we stop with the flagger and wait. probably 20 minutes later the pilot car comes through the have us follow him and we head out. as we are biking, a state trooper who had passed by earlier FLIPS around and pulls right up behind us (keep in mind we are on BIKES) and so we think, oh maybe he's just giving us light so we can be safe. so we start biking. and not even 3 minutes later, we start passing this fire station, and the state trooper comes on over his loud speaker "hey you on the bikes. pull off to the left in the fire station." I'm just like...oh my gosh not again. so we pull off and he gets out and the first thing he says is everyone put your bikes on the curb. and I'm just like....ugh. he asks us for our id and then tells us we are in violation because we don't have the righ amount of LIGHTS on our bikes. I'm just like...ARE YOU SERIOUS? DO YOU NOT HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO? so he takes our idds and walks back to the car and makes us sit on the curb. 25 stinkin minutes later he comes out and gives us all fix it tickets (not fines, but orders to buy the lights and show them to the judge) and then makes us bike home with him following us with his lights on...oh my gosh. then we get back to our house, but we STILL haven't called the zone eladers and let them know we are in yet...so wehave to drive ALL the way back to the dairy queen (8 mile round trip) and use the pay phone, and then come home. AND that was just wednesday.
Thursday, we go to mission conference down in virginia beach and that wasn't too bad. It was like our goodbye for our mission president. We also got a brand spankin new phone which is basically a little black berry. haha it's awesome!
Then friday, we had a somewhat normal day, besides a ridiculously long member lesson.
The saturday. ohhh saturday. Alright. so, I had been having lots of problems with another ingrown toenail. SO I called up our medical advisor and she said to go to this medical place and get it taken care of. So I go to this place in williamsburg called "medexpress" (urgent care place) and they take me back. and so the doctor does the normal procedure, except he doesn't put any topical anastesia on my foot, so it like, hurts hardcore when he sticks me with the needle. Then when he comes in he pokes my foot and asks me if I can feel it. I can't feel the top but down near the nail bed I can feel a little poke. But he's like...well...we'll just start and if it gets to much to handle I'll give you more. I was like...UHM?! haha. But anyways. I thought oh yeah, so I can totally watch him do it this time, I've had it done enough, I'm a tough guy. haha. So I sit up to watch him. And I mean, he starts cutting under my nail with scissors and ya know, that's all fine na dandy. I watch him go all the way down to my nail bed and then all of a sudden a bunch of blood starts coming out. and I remember my vision started getting really...fuzzy and dim. and the last thing I remember saying to the doctor was this: "you know, I think I might be squeemish.." The next thing I remember was waking up and their was a nurse and the doctor looking over me. I was having a hard time talking or opening my eyes and my arms were all tingly. I was also really really sweaty. I had passed out >.< hahaha. But that isn't even the end of it. I got all the paper work done and he prescribed me some anti biotics and vicadin haha. so I was feeling way out of it and obviously couldn't drive. so I went and got my prescriptions filled at a walgreens accross the way and we got on our way. I was not even in the car like, 5 mintues when I had to throw up haha. My comp pulled over and I just lost it all over the road. Then we had to go to walmart to get those dang LIGHTS and I threw up again there. That's when I took some vicadin. haha. and then I went home (and threw up again) and was passed out for basically the rest of the day. That DUMB doctor MANGLED my toe. I guess when he was pulling the nail out, it was breaking off into chunks so he had to dig in my toe. I'm still wearing a stupid post-op boot because of it. I am out of vicadin and the pains not too bad but soon I"ll be back in a normal shoe.
which leads me to my NEXT announcement. I'm Getting transferred! SUCK. They are closing new kent and it makes me sad...but I don't think it's cause of what we did cause if that was the case they would've just put new elders there. But I'm going to be with the zone leaders in virginia beach! New address! And don't worry if you've sent anything, () I'll make it so it all gets forwarded to me. But here it is:
Elder H. Christensen
6478 Chartwell Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
BUt oh my gosh. haha. I liked your picture. haha you both looked way bored.
that's awesome the uncle kurt got his masters degree. Tell him congratulations! haha aunt lorna can write whenever she wants, I'll write back right away! haha.
alright, the questions!
1. Since we are getting transferred, nobodies really getting taught. But I'll let you know when I'm in Virginia Beach!
2. Yeah my other comp went home yesterday. His flight got canceled though so he's stuck till later. hahaha.
3. I don't know about the new companions yet. They are zone leaders but I heard they are awesome. So I'll let you know!
4. weirdo's eh...Let's see. we get lots of weirdo's who yell at us for slociting when we aren't soliciting. It happens all the stinkin time it's ridiculous. uhm I don't know what else to tell ya! haha.
5. the only weird thing I've had since I've been on the mission is green jellow with cabbage, carrots and celery in it. and the member told us to put mayo on it. hahaha.
6. missionaries always spend SOME time going door to door! It's the least effective way to find people, but sometimes it's the only way to do it.
I will definitely write dad a letter today. no worries. I love him enough to send him something! you should see our house...it's vacant...we got rid of EVERYTHING. it's kinda sad :( but anyways
I gotta go! Love y'all so much and be safe! I know you said something about a birthday package and sending garments so make sure you send em to the new address! Thank you and I love you lots!