Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 11

Well we had one crazy day this week. On Friday, we were in our car leaving our apartment when somebody backed into our car. [The photo really isn't our car, but it gives you the idea.] The guy had a large truck so despite his super slow speeds, my door is now dented in enough that I can’t get in. So Elder Bowe is now my chauffeur. I climb into the back and he immediately says, "Where to sir?" every time. It’s pretty funny. Then I say something along the lines of. "To the Ugalde home, if you will, Alfred." Good times. Except that it’s really, really awkward every time I get in or out of the car and people look at me like, "why is he in the back?" That’s weird. So we headed up to Reno on Saturday to get an estimate and we will head back up there later this week to get the car fixed. So a couple road trips. That’s always fun.

Then that night after we got home, we went to an appointment with this lady who the sisters referred back to us. She is pretty eccentric. That night she had a friend over and they were arguing about religion like crazy. It was nuts. They were like yelling at each other and tearing each other down like crazy. The cool part was that the other guy was Jamaican, so every time he spoke (which was a lot) it sounded awesome. hahaha. His accent was sick. Turns out that he dwells on facts like crazy. Guy has a photographic memory but such a ridiculous personality that he is never really getting anywhere with it. He can name off every world cup match up for the last 100 years, who played, who won, who the captains were, who scored famous goals, etc. He can also name you almost any opera ever written, who wrote it, and what its about. Plus any tennis major for the last 100 years, who won, where it was, etc. Its ridiculous. He remembers everything. History like crazy. But that just means he doesn’t listen to anything but historical fact, so when the lady tried to talk about belief he would tear her down with historical questions she didn’t know. It was nuts. We told him it didn’t matter, and told her to not let him get her riled up and got things calmed down a bit, and left. It was pretty funny though. Good times.

We now go around and fix computers for all of our members so that they love us more, haha. Pretty much every computer owned by a Mexican family has tons of viruses and bad stuff on them that slow them up, so we fix them for them so they can actually get to and without waiting the hour that it took before. So far I think we've done like 4. It’s going pretty well. We've overcome some monster viruses and even done a little internal hardware work. I feel pretty legit. haha. And now our members are starting to get onto the church websites and watch videos like crazy. It’s pretty chill.

Did I get the tennis rackets? Yes! Oh my goodness. I miss tennis. My serve is actually really solid. It’s firing pretty good. It just felt so fantastic to be on a court again with my racquet in my hand.