Saturday, June 6, 2009

Still Raining

Yes, it's still raining. Crazy stuff. We are still in the mission home and unemployed. Our mission president has been out-of-town since Wednesday and so he hasn't had a chance to give us our assignment. The mission office couple and the AP's have been taking care of us. So far we have seen way more of Manila than I want, gone to the temple for a session, got our Phil. drivers license, gone to a branch party and generally spent hours in traffic. It took us 2.5 hours last night to go 40km (about 24 miles). I was nutz by the time we got there.

It sounds like our apt. will be in one of the provinces about a 10 minute walk from the beach. No air conditioning in the place and the neighbor said the roaches aren't too bad!!!! It will be necessary to sweep frequently to get the gecko poop off the floor and surfaces. Can't begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to this. Have taken a bunch of pictures so will post if and when we get settled.

Dad and I are both doing fine. We sweat lots and have to apply hand sanitizer frequently. We're at the mission office right now so am using Sister Tagg's computer. She and Elder Tagg are from Lethbridge, Canada. We ate at Wendy's yesterday and it was totally American.

Love to Everyone!

Elder and Sister Smith


Xackery said...

Be sure to snap a shot of the geckos!

Jess said...

It has been raining all day here too Grandma!! Going from drizzle to drench then you think it's done and it goes all over again. Glad you are being looked after. I posted new info & pic on Ammon on my blog. (since you won't have it bookmarked) Love you!!

Merrivonne said...

Hey, I was looking at your weather on my computer. It looks like you aren't going to have a let up in the rain until about the 15th or 16th. I'm really glad you're not made out of sugar, but you sure are sweet. It sounds like there is a lot of fauna that you will be well acquainted with before long. I'm sure your geckos will help with the little friends in your apartment :)
It's great that you are there. Are you speaking in tagalog or english? I'm sure you will be fine, whatever you do. Sure do love you. Take care and Keep up the GOOD work!

Joni said...

Erv, ask MacGyver to make you a roach trap out of a piece of string, some gecko poop, and a stick. You'll be roach free before you know it!