The one who Finnished and the one who will Finnish
came! I can´t remember if I mentioned it but last transfer was Elder
Eskelson´s last one of the mission so we knew he was going. The last
week he was kind of freaking out. He didn´t eat or sleep as much. At the
end of our weekly planning for this week he just looked sad and was
thinking hard and just said, "It´s all over." Those words were so sad.
Also it makes me remember how little is left for me, even though it´s a
lot. I took him and another elder, Elder (Austin) Anderson, to the
temple square to get their last interviews which was sad too. The
weather was perfect for the moment. It was a foggy, cold morning.
went to visit Elder Alhovuori. We miss that guy so much and he missed
us. We had a Barrio 5 reunion in Sol and remembered good times. Although
Elder Cluff couldn´t make it and Hermana Shill had finished 3 months
ago. We were all just so happy to be together again. Elder Alhovuori
reminded me of something. Before he left, he bought a box of 500 Q-tips
(The only size) and he didn´t need them all so he took something like 74
so he had one for every day left in the mission. We always joked about
how he would just be bawling while cleaning his ears with the last one.
Now the time has come. He told me he´s down to one for tomorrow before
the plane ride. Tragic. Although he´s excited to get home. And he has
his fiancée waiting for him. Ya, I don´t think I mentioned that he was
engaged. I hope to get a wedding announcement soon.
speaking of Finnish people, my new companion is Elder Helske from
Finland. Although a different part. Elder Alhovuori was from near
Helsinki but Elder Helske is from Lapland, or rather the north. I don´t
know if this is a sign to learn Finnish or move to Finland or what.
Strangely enough, he finishes this transfer. No idea why they took him
out of his area. We´ll see why soon I assume. I heard lots about him
from Elder Alhovuori and other elders and met him a few times so I know
he´s nice. Also, the puns (Finnish and Finish) are going to be flying
Not much else happened. We had a
lot of eating appointments this week. Which reminds me of another story
with Elder Alhovuori. We had 3 eating appointments in a row and in the
last one we drank like a liter or more (each of us) of that delicious
morir soñando drink. After that we felt awful so we literally sat on the
bench outside their building for like 20 minutes before we felt like we
could move and not throw up. It was wonderfully awful. But ya, we ate a
lot this week too. And even though people tried to use their stupid
excuses not to meet with us this week we just said, "Oh. Well Elder
Eskelson is leaving this Monday and wanted to say goodbye," which got us
the visits in the end. We had some really good ones too. Although two
golden girls we found looked up jazz on the internet despite our
warnings and now don´t want to meet with us because we are Illuminati
who baptize dead bodies and weird jazz like that.
getting warmer. I can´t wear my jacket anymore even though it´s only 20
Cº (68 Fº) during the day it feels warm to me. But ya, it was pretty
epic fog this morning too. Although I am so confused by the weather. Who
knows, it might snow this week or something.