Pebrero 28, 2014
Strange week. Last night we were to be set apart. Michael, Amy, and Tommy were present with their families, but no stake president. I was a little torqued, to say the least, as we have had an appointment for two weeks. But, we are supposedly booked for setting apart tomorrow morning at 10:00, just prior to us getting on the road to Salt Lake. It will work-out.
We are ready to go, and tired of getting ready to go. I have been exercising, we have the apartment rented, I have literally thousands of pills bottled and ready for the next 18 months. I have strengthened myself a bit and feel pretty good about getting busy. We got our hair cuts yesterday. I have to try on pants this afternoon. Our shots are complete. We have our credit and debit cards updated and our drivers licenses. I have been studying the internet to see what the island of Panay is like, and I am still trying to learn some Hiligaynon. We gave numbers to the neighbors who will keep and eye on the house this morning. Life is good.
I will tire of the MTC pretty rapidly, but look forward to a week of Preach My Gospel and scripture study. It will be spiritual, fun, and interesting. We will see Ryan and his family Sunday and report to the MTC at 10:40 Monday. We are taking our car and will return to Caldwell on Friday evening, late. Saturday we will be busy repacking and leaving suits and heavy clothes behind. We will rent a car and return to SLC and get a motel close to the airport so we can turn in the car and catch a plane Monday morning.