Okay - Day One!
Got up at 6:30 am (which was really 4:30 with the time change) I wanted to cry, I was sooooooo happy. IT'S HOT!
Sister U and I got to sleep on queen beds last night at the hotel. Best night's sleep EVER. I swear! We didn't want to get up - but exact obedience! :)
Then we had orientations and more rules. Pretty routine. (P.S - I need a copy of my motor vehicle record sent to the mission home before I can drive here, so can you please figure that out for me? I LOVE YOU!)
So after that, random missionaries started trickling into the chapel. AND - I saw Layne! It was awesome!!
We (the newbies) sat in on the meeting for the trainers - all the while not knowing who would train who. Then came lunch. After that ... I got my trainer!
Sister L! She is super cute! She turned 21 last week and has been out 5 months. AND - we are opening a new area together! Apollo Beach B. So excited to get into all of this. But it turns out our apartment isn't ready yet - so we won't move in until next week. For now we are staying with sisters P & R in an area 20 miles north of ours, Valrico. It's all so weird & new - we are still sorting it all out.
But there are Elders in Apollo Beach -A that have been there a while. Basically we have a share car with them, but they drove us around a bit & showed us the area - it is HUGE!!! No wonder they split it, we still cover so much!
It's incredibly green here & the weather is so bi-polar! BUT - I love the rain! It is SO warm & nice! The Elders drove us by the place we will be moving into & it is so incredibly cool. We didn't believe them at first. It looks like a concrete dome COVERED in awesome murals. Okay, I can't even explain it - but we took a photo & I'll send that on Monday when I email.
We are still figuring it all out. But is is cool! I am so happy! And I love you all!
See you in a week -- Love Sister Ormsby
P.S. I didn't have the address for our new place yet. But I'll email it on Monday.
P.P.S. The area we cover is all of Hillborough County (google it!) It's pretty massive :)