Monday, August 11, 2014
I ate a helpless rabbit...[Aug. 11, 2014]
Yeah, so I ate some rabbit for the first time this week. It was quite normal tasting, somewhere between turkey and duck and chicken. It was at a member's home where she specifically invited us over to eat it. She refused to eat any though.
I also passed my 6 month mark this week. It is so weird to think that I have already finished a quarter of my mission. Time flies by so fast and I still have so much to learn.
Sorry I don't have any photos this week. The SD slot on the computer isn't working and I wasn't able to bring the stuff I usually use to help me get around that.
This week, we were also looking for a new apartment to live in because ours is so far away from our main proselyting area that we have to walk for at least 15 minutes to get to the first appointments of the day. We also have to leave at 8:35 to get back to our apartment on time at night.
With the first one we looked at, we struck gold! It was about as perfect as any apartment gets around here and it was at a good price too. We we talked to the owner, she told us that she would rather have us live in than the other person that had looked at it because she has a niece that is a member of the church and knew that we would take good care of it. When we left, we noticed that she also took the sign down that said it was for rent. We have to have the zone leaders inspect every apartment before we move into it, so we set up an appointment for them to come the next day.
It was too good to be true...
The next day, she called us back and said that she decided to rent it out to the only other people that looked at it, even though we had a verbal agreement. So the search continued....
One other house we looked at started out as us calling the owner. He said that the house is in a different area than we expected which was super weird. He drove us to where it was and as he was driving, my companion and I looked at each other in amazement and he just kept driving and driving and driving. He eventually got to the house that is in a super sketchy area and we looked inside. It didn't even have a shower. He offered to drive us back, and we graciously agreed.
Another house we looked at had to have the roof redone before we could move in. The last one we looked at today wasn't even finished and the owner asked us for 5000 pesos up front, which is more than both of us receive in a month.
Needless to say we are still on the lookout for a house. Hopefully we find one this week.
Have a great week everyone!