Thursday, February 19, 2015Week Two has drawn to a close. We finished our training in Salt Lake at about 2:00 o'clock today. We are doing laundry, writing email, napping and getting packed in preparation for tomorrow morning. We leave Salt Lake at 8:20 AM, fly to SeaTac, layover for a couple of hours, then fly 3 1/2 hrs to Anchorage. We arrive there at about 2:30 PM (Alaska time, we'll be an hour behind Washington/Oregon, two behind Utah/New Mexico.)
It has been another good week. Not near as intense as last week, but good none the less. We had the opportunity to get to know the other nurse/couples better. That was fun. We especially liked a couple from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, the Varty's. Salt-of-the-earth folks and really easy to get to know. This is their second mission. The first was in Martin's Cove. They will be leaving Monday to serve in the Adriatic North Mission which includes Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and a couple of other countries. Elder Varty and Dad rode the train back to the MTC yesterday for a day of office training, mostly car stuff.
We have been in touch with our mission and they are going to meet us at the airport. We know that we have an apartment all ready to go, but don't yet know what kinds of things, food, etc., we might have to buy to make it completely livable. We're hoping they give us the weekend to get settled in a little and go to our new ward.