Ah so I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to make due with these junky computers from good ole Apache Junction. To be honest it’s making me quite frustrated because these things are slow and slow. This is why I’m enabling a no slow act. So that this ridiculous nonsense will end. But alas being a missionary I only have power over some things and technology isn’t one of them (in fact it might be one of the things I have least control of). Anyways I have been here for a whole week now and it has turned my world a little upside down. My lack of being able to cook anything has finally caught up with me since not everyone signs up for dinners. So my stomach will go hungry sometimes if I get too caught up during lunch or dinner. I’m not sure if I’ll be sending a pictures today because this computer can’t really handle well anything. It’s having trouble keeping up with my amazingly zaney fast fingers. And that’s enough sarcasm over the internet for one day.
What’s new, what’s new… Everything. Wednesday night our AC broke which kind of made things uncomfortable. When I woke up Thursday morning it was 94 degrees in the trailer. The trailer itself is a little messy due to missionaries living there. We are having a rodent problem. The Elders that have lived there for the past 3 months have killed 5 rats, 2 rabbits, and 1 squirrel. Currently we have a rat living under our dish washer. This rat so politely chewed through the cables of the dish washer and now we have to wash dishes by hand. But luckily for me my apartment in college didn’t even have a dish washer so I have lots experience with that. Maybe I should be a dish boy for a living. That’d rock. In fact maybe I’ll make a theme song. *Awesome 90’s guitar solo* “Super cool Elder Caywood, washin’ dishes in da hood. Your food is super late but you know… Its on a clean plate!” Ok maybe that was an awful idea. I’m sorry for the eyes that caught I’m fire because of that.
The new area isn’t quite as booming as our last area. Things have gotten quiet here though they have had a few baptisms in the past few months so that’s something positive. In the past week its become very apparent to me that if anything will happen here. I’m going to have to get going into overdrive. Its going to be tough but I feel pretty confident right now and I know I can definitely hold my own if it needs to happen. Its going to be good I think. We’re having a baptism on Saturday for someone we’ve only been teaching for 2 weeks so that should be cool. I hope it works out. The warnings I received from Elder Keir about this being a white trash area have been true. We went to a recent converts house and she wasn’t a huge fan of me. She looked at me and said “what are you 14?”. I get a lot because of my baby face and the aura of immaturity that seems to go with me everywhere. By the way it really seems that there will be no pictures this week because of this computer. I got some new ties from a member. He told me to pick one and I saw these two ties with donkeys on them and I knew they were democrat ties. My heart jumped and I grabbed one. He looked at me and said “liberal eh?” I responded “yeah”. He said “well then a true democrat should have two”. I was excited about it. My companion is very impatient with me and gets frustrated easily. He sometimes accidentally says what he really thinks of me out loud. He reminds me of the penguin from Batman. I’m hoping I can find a way to get along with him. If not I’ll just deal.
Today was exhausting, we hiked for 4 hours. There were bees and rocks and fear in my heart but I made it which I say proudly. I’m glad Brady’s farewell went well along with Spencer’s homecoming. I’m super glad he’s going to BYU-I. I just made a BYU thought I’ve been tossing around for a while now but I’ll have to explain that another time. It’s really cool though it may offend people who don’t go there which is another reason I will let that thought rest. I’m excited for Brady to go and teach. I’ve know him for a while and one thing that has always stood out to me is he has one of the strongest testimonies of the church I have ever seen. I can only name a few people as passionate as he is. A modern day Peter. He will work wonders in his mission I know he will.Well that’s about all I have I hope this has had some kind of flow.
Love Elder Caywood/ Bicycle Caywood(a little kid asked me what my name was and I said it started with a B, she responded it must be Bicycle or Blandy *sigh*)