Hey friends and fam! So my mom told me nobody got my emails last week....that would be paraguayan internet for you! But hey this should come through this week!
It was an interesting week. Mainly because of power. Thursday night at 11pm the power went out. And our room did not have enough time to cool down so it was about 80 degrees at that point. I already couldnt sleep but by 1130 it was 90 degrees inside our house. Yeah try sleeping in that. Well I said a prayer asking Heavenly Father to turn on the power so I could rest. hahaha Yeah about 10 minutes later I thought. "Wow. thats pretty demanding of me to tell Him to turn on the power." So I said another prayer, this time asking Him to give me some comfort to sleep and get some rest so I could work the next day. I took a cold shower and fell asleep in 10 minutes after the shower. Yeah my comp slept for like 2 hours he said, but I was out. I definitely learned a lot in that prayer. I learned that yes, we can ask Heavenly Father for the things we want. However, we shouldn't have our minds set on the answer we want. He provided me with the way to sleep, all the way until 630 am when I woke up in a pool! Yeah somebody put a pool in our house. Oh wait, never-mind it was just my sweat.
Well anyways, we went walking around our area that day (not that this is something new...we are always walking..) And everyone told us that the power would be out for 3 to 5 days because the power plant had an explosion and there were a bunch of areas and zones that didn't have power. Plus, the water works with the power here so nobody had power or water. Luckily, our water is different and we didn't lose water at all! So we walk into our oven-i mean house Friday night. Yeah it was 95 degrees inside. (thanks mom for the clock that tells the temperature. It really comes in handy) I laughed out-loud, took a cold shower and ate away my depression. (Thanks for the packages) Sour skittles really saved me there. I put 4 chairs (the ones in the churches) outside and tried sleeping outside our house. Literally, our block was empty and silent. Everybody went to a friend or relatives house that still had power. So we starting to sleep outside. But then. Guess what. At 11, I was looking across the street and the lights starting flickering. I knew exactly what that meant, jumped up, and ran inside. WE HAD POWER. I took another cold shower to clean off the sweat and tried to get to bed. Only problem was I was soooo happy and excited I couldn't fall asleep until 12...hahaha. But yeah, it was so great.
Come Saturday, we were contacting a bunch. We contacted one house and my comp asked for water. The lady says, "Theres not water, theres not power. I don't even have hot water to give you." We understood, talked a bit then left. Then, it hit me. Her kids were filling water balloons and throwing them at each other. And kept filling them with water. hahaha She just didn't want to give us water. Its chill.
But yeah, thats pretty much the summary of our week. Hope you all enjoyed it!
90500 STEPS AND 49.2 MILES
1. Smuchis. Soooo great. Its basically like Sauce! And Ivys Juice bar in one. So great. i will be going back as much as possible
2. Paulistas. Just like Tucanos. But they have grilled pineapple with Cinnamon. wow. so delicious. We went for Elder Castros one year mark!