Well, for starters, this week we found out that we are getting our apartment renovated. It is long overdue, and about time! There is a lot of work to be done, and it will probably be done by the end of the month. The walls are being redone, the ceiling painted, appliances checked and carpets redone. A lot of long-needed stuff. This week, we also came up with an idea to help an investigator make it to church. She has an 11-year-old daughter who does not want to come, so we told her we would give her poke`mon cards for coming to church. Her mom also is funding it, and gave us enough cards to get her to church for a few months.
Other than that, the meeting with Elder Perry was awesome. We all got to shake his hand and he asked us all where we were from. For those of you who don't know (I didn't), Elder Perry lived in Lewiston, Idaho for a while! Big surprise for me. His wife even confirmed, so he's not pulling my leg. It was really quite amazing to see him in person. I haven't had the opportunity to meet one of the Twelve until now. He was making quite a few jokes and talked a lot about his position as public relations for the Church. He said if Romney wins, he's resigning that position, because anything that goes wrong in the country will be the church's fault. It was a great experience, one I will never forget.
Note from Marilyn:
Cameron also sent a number of photos this week. Here are his explanations and descriptions that went with them. He writes:
I believe what I'm sending you a picture of a sunset with palm trees at In-and-Out that a member took us to:
I think these are the pictures of the brownie mix you sent me for Valentine's day, and I made them the other night. Well, the oven we have is really awful. I smelled burning stuff so I pulled the brownies out 8 minutes early for the minimum time for the pan size I had, and the temperature of the oven was set for 15 degrees less than the recommended setting, and what you see is the salvageable parts.
Next off, we have a renovation of our apartment. This is probably one of the biggest things in news we have. Our apartment was in desperate need of renovation, it has several INTENTIONAL holes in the walls, and even more holes [that are] not intentional. The carpets are horrible and worn out like crazy.
They are going to sand, re-texture and paint the walls, paint the ceiling, do vent work (I'm not sure what), replace the carpet and put padding down, and check all the appliances. All this, while we are still living there. It's also supposed to be done by the end of the month. Which, with the delayed start of it, that's how long it will probably take.
So as you can see, there are several patches in the walls, and we have moved everything to the center of the rooms so they can work on it.