It's raining -- but that's okay because we planted a little garden today here at the gardens by the mission office. We will see how it does - if the rain doesn't wash it out. Huseni, the guy in charge of the gardens laid long grass over the top - he said it is very cold and that will keep it warm. I didn't tell him that it gets a lot colder than this during our planting season at home. In a couple of weeks after the garden is starting to grow then he takes the grass off. I will have to take a picture of it.
We had a fellow come and want food, money or whatever yesterday - so we offered him work in the gardens and then gave him 2 blankets and 2 bars of soap (soap that they use for clothes). We were actually very generous. Pres. Nield said a bar of soap would be enough. He wanted to work again today so we said he could and we paid him $.85/hr. That is also generous. His rent is $20 and he needs money for that but we can't give him that much. (We did go out to the garden this afternoon and he was sleeping in the wheelbarrow!!!) I suggested Jim whistle and see how quickly he jumped up. He did get going pretty fast. Huseni is usually there to oversee him but he had left for 1/2 hr. or so -- so I guess he didn't sleep too long.
We are trying to get paperwork for our container - it seems to be lost (but not by us as we never had it). SLC is resending it. I hope we get that all sorted out soon as the container is due tomorrow. We still don't know how we get the stuff here to our storage container - we will try and touch base with Pres. Nield tonight --
Mom, I don't know if I ever told you that Pres. Nield is friends with Mark Smith (Wayne's son) that lives in Hillspring and has a pig farm there. Pres. Nield was there to visit last year - I think it was. He thinks Mark is a wonderful guy - he served his mission here way back when.
Gotta run for now. Love, Nancy