|Our simple Thanksgiving dinner (Oct 10, 2011)|
|Halloween decorations in the neighborhood|
As mentioned, this was a sick week. Sister Wheeler was down with a cold on Monday (but fortunately was able to fix our Thanksgiving dinner). While she rested in the apartment, Elder Wheeler went to clean the Portuguese elder's apartment downstairs. As was mentioned previously, they were transfered out of the city several months ago, leaving their apartment in a real mess. He finished cleaning the apartment on Tuesday while Sister Wheeler rested some more. He was able to go to ESL (alone, and feeling lost without his companion), on Tuesday evening. This was good since Paulo returned for the first time in two months after having visited his family in Portugal.
It is autumn and there is a nip in the air. Leaves are starting to change and school is in session. As we look at the city from our window we see many different moods. No snow yet, fortunately.
|Leaves are just starting to change|
|Rugby practice at the school across the street|
Wednesday brought interviews with President Scott. Sister Wheeler felt good enough to go in the morning, but we returned to the apartment in the afternoon for more rest. Elder Wheeler was able to work on our regional Single Adult Workshop for Saturday.
Sister Wheeler was feeling better on Thursday so we were able to pick up supplies at the grocery store and some videos at the mission supply room to take up to Brampton. Sister Wheeler had her Portuguese lesson then we taught our institute class. There seems to be a small core of students that come every week and others that float in and out as their schedule permits.
Friday we were able to visit the Bata Shoe Museum (a dream world for women).
As we walked into the first gallery, Elder Wheeler was flooded with memories of his brother Richard. The gallery was about the history of shoes across the world, starting with the earliest humanoids of Tanzania. As Elder Wheeler looked at the picture he said, "I've been there".
|Picture in the Bata Shoe Museum|
|Picture taken by Elder Wheeler in Tanzania|
|Early platform shoes from India|
|Chinese ladies shoes (for bound feet)|
|Nutcracker shoes (for cracking chestnuts)|
We went to the first part of ESL on Saturday, but had to leave early to go to the stake center where they were holding a regional Single Adult Conference. We were asked to give a workshop on scripture study and marking. We had little information about the workshop and the details were changed at the last minute, but we feel it went OK. There were 22 who attended and there was a lot of participation.
|Workshop participants - are they awake or sleeping?|
|Sister Wheeler with Sister Jones, the stake Relief Society President|