I've decided that Satan is trying to kill us and we must be pretty hard to break because our week was full of adventures. We had a good time laughing about all that was happening though and it was honestly a really funny week.
Last Sunday night Sis. Soza was not feeling super great, but we thought it would be something she could sleep off. She held out through P-day but on Monday night as we were driving home she had her seat reclined and was curled up in a ball. She was also freezing. In Flordia. It was like 90 degrees and she had a sweater on and was still cold. She woke up sick all throughout the night, soTuesday when she showed me her throat was so swollen and red she was having trouble breathing, we went to the Urgent Care.
It was entertaining to watch her reaction to the doctor's office. Just about everything was very different from what she is used to. It was also entertaining to get off the phone with a member in the waiting room and have a guy go "Wait. You speak Spanish?! You look American!" Her strep test only took 20 seconds to turn positive, so you could say my companion was a tad sick. Well, we had appointments on Tuesday so we arranged with the sisters to meet up with us and go on exchanges so I could teach our appointments and Sis. Soza could go home. The plan was for me and my temporary companion to pick up the medication for Sis. Soza on the way home. It was a good plan until our car overheated for the second time on our way to exchange and we were stranded on the side of the road. At this point, our elders got involved and biked over so they could take our car to Firestone once it had cooled down. I went and taught our lesson (that we were about to be late for) while the very sick Sis. Soza sat on the sidewalk in Florida heat with Sis. Smith. We finally were able to get them home and then we went to go pick up the prescription and the system at Walgreens was down so the script still wasn't filled. I was sympathetic to how Sis. Soza was feeling because I have untreated strep before and it is a painful experience. Anyway, after a lot more fun diversions Sis. Soza got her medication at 6:00.
I went on several exchanges with the amazing English sisters we live with in order to keep our area running but on Friday Sis. Soza and I were extremely excited to be together again and working the entire day. Since Firestone had not been able to fix our car, my plan was to drop the car off at the dealership that was only 2 miles away and bike the rest of the day. On the way out, however, I smelled something really weird coming from the AC so I turned it off, rolled down the windows, and prayed we could at least make it to the church. We did. To sum up this story as well, there was a huge leak and smoke coming from underneath the hood so our car was towed but while all this was happening, our keys got locked inside the library of the church so the elders came and saved us again by climbing through the ceiling. Then we biked Friday and Saturday. I was impressed that Sis. Soza held it together biking when she was still recovering from being sick, but she did! And we are (hopefully) getting our car back today!
I LOVED the women's session of general conference. Every single talk was exactly what I needed and I came away with a lot of things I need to improve, a lot of happiness, and a lot of excitement for General Conference. It was so good!!!! General Conference is the best.
I love you guys and hope you have a great week!
-Sister Bren Scadden