The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Friday, June 17, 2016

Long Long Days

Last night we didn't get home until 11:00 p.m.  We crawled into bed and just started to dose when my phone dinged a text coming in.  One of our interns wanted us to know that the ceiling in the stairwell between the 3rd and 4th floor was leaking water.  It was raining hard outside.  I tried to text her back and find out which stairwell and how bad and if she would put a garbage can under the leak.  But she didn't answer.  So I woke Elder Anthony and said I think one of us or both of us needs to walk over to the Barlow and see how bad the leak is.  Elder Anthony suggested I text our AA.  It was now a little after midnight.  But I tried just to see if he was awake.  He was and was kind enough to go find out where it was leaking and how bad and put something under it.  By 12:15 he had it located and a bucket under it.  He said it wasn't to bad so we have not made that an emergency but we will have to get someone on it.




We got up early today but instead of doing our exercise we started the wash and the cleaning.  We haven't had any time this week and the condo hadn't been cleaned in over three weeks.  By 9:00 the condo was cleaned and wash was well on it's way.  We were in our work Levi's and headed over to the Barlow to get a bed moved upstairs for the new students coming into the Barlow tomorrow.  We lost one student and will gain three more.  We were talking to our coordinator about  the huge turn out in our class on Wednesday.  He said I have got to come and watch what you two do.  We have the largest classes under his direction right now and that includes the ones he is teaching.  I said we just teach. But we came to the conclusion that is a whole composite of things coming together.  One of the most important is that our Stake President is behind us and this program as well as the local bishops.  Elder and Sister McKinley's have worked so hard to promote the young adult center and fought for it's success and the Lord is blessing them for their work.  We also have no doubt that the Lord is blessing us for the work we have done.  

We got a couple of jobs done and then headed out to get some lights for the new chandelier and groceries.  We needed things for our interns dinner on Sunday and our Monday class.  We grabbed a Costco hot dog realizing that was probably our only meal for the day which is was.  We came home got dressed up and back to the Barlow to inspect apartments with Professor Mecham.

The YMCA group came back to use the Barlow after that.  This is an impressive group of students.  One young man from Minnesota had to win the privilege of being there by beating 1600 other students trying to be in his position.  One student had 2900 others he had to beat out.  They are only here for four days and they keep them busy.  They must threaten them within a inch of their lives because every student that comes in thanks us for allowing them to use our building.  It is a good PR experience.  Tomorrow will be the last day with them.  We didn't get home until 11:00 again.  The last batch of clothes has come out of the dryer and it once again midnight and past our bed time.

3 comments:

  1. those are long days. To me, it sounds like things will be calmer and you'll get more rest when you return home.

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  2. The Lord is blessing you for the effort you've put into your mission. Both of you have put your whole heart and soul into this mission.

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  3. I hope you got to sleep in a little the next day.

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