Monday, June 13, 2016

Week in Review - June 5, 2016 - June 11, 2016

So, in the United States the voting process is finished within 24 hours of it starting.  The winner is chosen, and life moves on.  Not here!

It took 5 days, helicoptering votes in, and just watching the votes trickle in little by little. Woah, so for this being the second round, it was extremely close.  Below it says - General Resume of Presidential Elections - 2016

PPK Won: 50.124%
Keiko Lost: 49.876%

IS this a good thing?  Only time will tell.  For the moment it means nothing for us, but on July 28th when they Inaugurate the new President PPK, it might be a bit fun outside.  Other than that, I don't think many things will change.  

We decided which mountain peak we would climb based off of the 3-D rendered images on Google, to see if it was good or not.  So we went!

Changos Bajo.  Took a taxi ride for about 20 minutes to get there (it was a pueblito pretty far out) met at the base of the mountain, and begun the steep climb.  There was no path, we simply climbed to the top of the mountain, (loaded with Cactus and Very Sticky Plants that don't show up in Google Maps) and just made it to the top of the mountain.  Very beautiful view from Jauja (Airport City near Huancayo) to Huancavelica Valley Entrance.  

The rest of the week was filled with planning for the next wave of transfers, Bus Tickets, Plane Tickets, early releases, newbies, etc.... Ugh.  The Office Renovation will pick up speed again when the second shipment of supplies arrive, but until then we are waiting on about 80% completion.  

FYI:  Next week starting on Monday, we will be taking our real P-DAY, but I am doing internet today.  Reason being, is that for the Last Set of Multi-Zones we will be touring the mission with President Henderson, and taking care of a few things in the cities we pass along the way, making sure everything goes over smoothly.  So, this next Monday we will be leaving bright and early to La Merced (Jungle) to get things started over there for the Multi-Zones on Tuesday.  Then on Wednesday we will be on our way to Huanuco for the other corner of the mission, another 7 hours away for another chunk of the mission and their Multi-Zones.  

Slowly but surely things are coming together.  I will hopefully be able to send pictures of our InterMisison Adventures this next Saturday, just know that it will be crazy that day, because the day we get back, we have to begin with the transfers of those who leave the mission, and those who come in. 

Love you all!
-Elder Holmes