Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 -- Month #11 - Week #50 - Day #344 - El Dorado, La Entrada, Copan

January 26, 2016

Today was really hot again! We had District Meeting, went and had pizza for lunch (I paid because the elderes had literally 64 lemps between the 4 of them and we don't get money until the 30th. I still had like 600 lemps, just so you know), went back to the internet place to design and print out the invitations for the baptism and activity on Saturday (to be hand-delivered by our wonderful selves). Got those all cut out and ready, and passed by a bunch of people that weren't home or were busy.
The invitations we made for the baptisms and a Branch activity.
So we decided we would go around delivering invitations until it was time to go over with Keyla and Alexandra for our 2nd to last lesson. Then we went by some more people who weren't home, so we just kept on walking up and down all of creation to deliver those happy invitations. And then we had our last lesson with Yocelin (who we've been teaching for a while, but will be moving WAY out of town and we don't know when we'll be able to see her again) which went well. We'll miss her. And then we headed back to the house and planned and now we're eating dinner. Which I think we totally deserve because we walked 7.981 miles today. I think that's probably one of the greatest distances I've walked on the mission, and a good part of that was during the 3 hours we were running around all over doing invitation duty, climbing up and down mountains and whatnot. So, to say the least, I'm quite tired. Still feel strong, but my feel and legs kinda hurt and I can feel just about every tendon and muscle when I step. Bucket shower time and then to bed!

For anyone who's still confused about what a bucket shower is, you basically have a big plastic bucket tub thing full of about 4-5 gallons of water in the little shower space in your house, and you have a little plastic container that you scoop water up into and then dump it on yourself to get yourself wet and then to rinse off all the soap. I actually like it, to be honest. Except when there's no sun and the water is freezy cold (it honestly feels like jumping into the New Braunfels tube shoot with the spring water... it's cold) and then you gotta either use a water heater like the elderes do (apparently they sell water heaters in Copan but I haven't seen one yet), or you can go boil yourself a pot of water and dump that into your bucket shower water. Brings the temperature up a few degrees so it's bearable splashing water all over yourself and on your head.  And that's a bucket shower. Fun stuff.

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