Sunday, May 14, 2017

Blog for May 14, 2017

Unfortunately, some excitement again this week……

Some bum took my wheels!

 Yes, the wheels are gone! Someone came into the office parking lot sometime during the night on Thursday, jacked up one of the trucks we have for sale, and stole the rims and tires. This was obviously premeditated as they came prepared with blocks, jacked up the truck and hastily removed the lug nuts (they were strewn around the truck as if randomly tossed there) and then lowered the truck onto the blocks. If they came equipped with an impact wrench, as I suspect they did, they were probably there for all of 2-3 minutes. Unfortunately there is no security camera and none in the area that could provide any information so there isn’t much for the police to go on. There were two other pickup trucks there as well but they were not apparently touched.  This is an unfortunate loss and one I am feeling more personally as it is a truck I am planning to buy and drive home next month. It is a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab with 4-wheel drive and is in excellent condition. The tires were quite worn and needed to be replaced anyway, but now new rims will be required as well. I found it odd that they chose the one truck with the most worn tires from which to steal the wheels.

I mentioned the apartment fire in last week’s blog. They had large fans and large odor absorbing units running on many of the floors all week including our own floor. As I mentioned last week, fortunately we were hardly affected by smoke odor. We have a portable air conditioning unit in our apartment and it was left running when the fire alarm went off. It was left running as we evacuated and I suspect the positive air pressure gradient it causes inside our apartment worked in our favor so no smoke entered our apartment. 

This past week was transfer week. As it turned out only one missionary serving in the south was going home so on Tuesday Kathy and I took the one remaining new Toyota RAV 4 south, exchanged the cars in Lethbridge, picked up Elder Rausch there, and returned to Calgary in the older car (which is to be sold soon).

Elders Rausch, Cox, Crump, Wahlquist & Sisters Frandsen, Burns

 All three missionaries returning to their homes left on Wednesday morning and the arriving missionaries (again only three) came in on Wednesday afternoon flights. We did our usual new missionary training later in the day on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the big transfer day, I made the usual trip with a load of missionaries transferring to the south and returned with the ones transferring to the north. It was also on Thursday we learned that one of our former missionaries, Elder A, would be returning on a Thursday evening flight. In February he had emergency orthopedic surgery to repair a broken femur sustained in an accident and then went home to recover. It is good to have him back and fired up and all ready to go again. On Friday I drove him to Claresholm, Alberta, which is an hour’s drive south of Calgary. There we met his two companions who drove up from Cardston to pick him up. He will again serve as a Zone Leader as he was doing at the time of his accident.

Yesterday, Saturday, it was kind of breezy and rainy so we mostly stayed home, cleaned our apartment, did some shopping, and then went out to dinner and then to a movie. We saw a very interesting movie called “The Lost City of Z”, which is based upon a true story of a British explorer in the Amazon. Coming out of the theater we were treated to a spectacular sunset. Unfortunately, the picture below did not do justice to it; it was remarkable!

Sunset on evening of May 13 at Canyon Meadows Cinema
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mums (as they say in Canada).

Have a wonderful week!

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