Mt. Isa

Mt. Isa

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 17, 2012


Good to hear from you guys. It seems like it was just P-Day: that’s always a good feeling. I’m glad you saw the lovely flat (on Google Earth), it is nice and quiet and our neighbors are good for the most part. The lady next door is out every morning feeding the birds. We have a lot of different birds around here. Laidley is about a 10km drive from Plainlands where the Chapel is so as it turns out, we make the trip quite a bit for one reason or another. There is quite some number of members in Laidley but most are less-active or just 'do not visit' people. Most of our meals are away from Laidley which is good because we can work around where they live and then go to dinner. We drive to Church since we have a car; otherwise I'm not really sure what we would do.

(…back to the flat…) We usually park in the carport (at the flat) but since one Missionary has to back the other when reversing the car, a lot of the Elders in the past have just pulled up (on the lawn) to make it easier to get out. Over here people generally don't care as much about their lawns and parking the car on the lawn is fairly common. Whether it’s just parking where ever or being parked half on the lawn half on the street. The thing (double lot) on the other side of our house is basically someone’s junk pile/homemade snake pit. The big XXXX sign in the back of the neighbor’s yard is the of the biggest brands of beer in Queensland; 'Four X'.

We just had a Missionary leave from the Ward. He's going to Perth which is in Western Australia. There's not much out there and it from what I hear a lot like Mt. Isa; mining industries and very rural and spread out. It was good to hear from the family of the Elder that is leaving.

Yes, it has been raining a good deal in the last couple of days. At least the heat isn't as bad as it was last week. Far out, that was bad. We haven't got the remote changed yet because there is not a place to do it around here, that we know of, so we'll have to see about it later; maybe next month…lol.

We had a busy week; a good deal of meetings and this and that to do. Here it the general run down. Thursday we had Interviews with Mission President and training by the other mission leadership. It went good. We rode the train into Ipswich which saved us km's and not to mention it was cool to relax and see the countryside.

Nothing happened at transfers my Comp and I are still together. That’s good,I guess I have a lot to learn from him as it would seem. Friday we had weekly planning. Saturday was deep clean. It was beautiful! The flat was a bomb and was just so messy, it was awful. Cob webs everywhere dust and nastiness. I can’t really explain. It just hadn't been really cleaned in months and months. Needless to say it is much cleaner now and I feel a lot better…lol. I must be crazy. I love deep clean. Yes, and your right, my Comp was not as keen to clean as I was. After about two hours he checked out. We didn't finish it on Saturday so we finished on Monday and that was basically the week. It was good fun. Transfers time is always stressful.

Not too much happening in the coming week. We got meals just about every day so that’s exciting. We are still trying to find people to teach and just follow up with those people we already have. Thanks for the package. I just got it and loved it. The Ranch (dressing mix) is going to be great with the fresh full cream milk we get from one of the members that own a dairy farm. Thanks for that. Miss you all and hope things go well. Love you all. Have a great week.

Elder Hatch

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