Diane is another year older today, though she doesn't feel like it. It has been a strange birthday, being conference Sunday and being in the mission field means we don't have a big celebration. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in Canada so she made a pumpkin and a French apple pie for her birthday.
Monday is our normal wash day. There are only two washing machines and two dryers. We get there about 8:15 in the morning and chat with Joy and Marina just as the washing machines become available. We divide the clothes into a white load and a dark load then put them all in a single dryer. It cost $3 per wash and $3 per dry.
Many of the apartments have door hangings to liven up the stark hallways in the apartment building.
|Changing the marque|
|Elder Gummow (new) with Elder Sveinson|
|Variations on Twinkle|
|Sister Wheeler at the library|
|Sumac turning red|
On Thursday we went to Belleville so Sister Wheeler could meet with a rug hooking class. Karen, the leader of the class was going to make a beehive pattern for Sister Wheeler's first rug hooking project. This is not the modern latch hooking with yarn you find in all the craft stores throughout the world, this is the old-fashioned rug hooking with strips of cloth. She was able to talk to several of the ladies in the class. She was also very pleased about the pattern Karen made. The supplies for the project will be her birthday present.
|The beehive pattern|
We stopped by the mall in Belleville for lunch. Elder Wheeler ate poutine at the New York Fries stand. The lady there has always been very helpful with his gluten-free diet, so he decided to give her a gift of the Book of Mormon. Sister Wheeler got a falafel sandwich at the Pita Pazzaz. After we got home she noticed they gave her a toony ($1) change instead of a quarter. We passed by there on Friday on our way back from Kingston to return the 75 cents.
We got a call about having a zone training meeting in Kingston on Friday. There are several new companionships in the zone. Elder Gwilliam (who had been in Trenton 2 transfers ago) and Elder Nelson are now in Napanee. As mentioned in our visit to Smiths Falls, Elder Bruce and Elder Seabra are working there. We know both of them very well when Elder Bruce was working in the Toronto Ward and Elder Seabra was working as a Portuguese elder. He spent one transfer as a Czech elder.
|The three musketeers|
|Elder Gwilliam and Elder Nelson|
Took a little walk between sessions on the road that goes along side the church. Now you can visualize our neighborhood.