So, this was an exciting week! First: the headline story. So, on Wednesday we get a note on our door, marked “urgent” and were told that someone in our building has bedbugs, so Friday they’re coming around to do an inspection, and everything needs to be one foot from the walls. We’re not too worried about it, and Friday morning we move everything away from our baseboards (a real pain, for the record), and head to the church for studies so we weren’t there when they came in. Then, around 10:30 we get the call. Our apartment has bedbugs!!!!!!!!!! I wasn’t freaking out at all.... you know me, just totally calm at the prospect of bugs infesting my apartment.... that like to eat human blood.... NOT. I was probably not the calmest I have ever been, and was mini panicking... lol. I was about to ask the Davis’ if we could move in with them till this was over. So, we gather up the courage to go home (I almost didn’t, honestly, I probably wouldn’t have if it weren’t for Sis Walker) and we check out the walls, and we didn’t see anything.... Sis Walker was like “they’re lying! We don’t have them” and I’m over here like, “I trust the professionals more than myself, and if they say we do, we probably do.” Turns out, Sis Walker was right. About an hour later, we get another call, saying they had the wrong apartment number, and we’re actually clear! Phew! #TenderMercies. I’ve never been so grateful in my life to not have bedbugs... so, that was an exciting day!
Friday’s #2 excited event: President Whitney called us and asked if we could go into an emergency trio for the weekend, as one of the sisters in our zone was going home, and it would be Sunday before they could get a new sister up here. So, Saturday and Sunday, we were in a trio! It was super fun, but I’m also glad that it was only two Days, I wouldn’t want to be in a trio for a long time. That’d be so weird! But, it was a fun two days.
Man, this week had a ton of funny small moments, like when one of our members we were bringing to a lesson gives away a Book of Mormon at a stoplight, getting out of the car to give it to the guy! Or when we met a random dude at a YSA FHE and he is totally interested and comes to institute the next day. (We had to refer him to the YSA elders ) or when Sis Walker locked the keys in the car (something that should be impossible with the new Malibu). Or any other small moments that were just funny or rewarding. It was a fun week.
We ended up not getting the matching dresses this week, but also didn’t remind or ask the sister who said she’d make them for us, because of the emergency trio. We thought that might be awkward... so, hopefully that’ll happen soon.
As far as all your projects go, it should be super fun to tackle when I get home! But Kylie said she’d make sure there wouldn’t be buddy bombs for me, so I’m not tackling that project! Lol. Are y’all going to get hogs this year? I hope so! I would love to help with those.
Mom, please can we go see Sherlock Gnomes? That makes me so happy that they are making that! We also need to re-watch Gnomeo and Juliet because I’ve been laughing to myself for the last 18 months about “I am not illiterate! My parents were married!”
I’m excited for my package! And for the gnome. I can’t believe I’ll have 17 of them... that seems a bit overkill. Lol! But it also just makes me so happy every time I look at them
Well, I just realized (shocker for me too, Dad) that the world doesn’t revolve around me, so I guess I’ll let y’all go! Please keep getting outside with the blow dryer for me. I love you oodles!
All my love,
Sister Erika Marks