The area office was closed Monday, August 17, for the Argentine national holiday honoring the day their liberator hero, San Martin, died. So the Sr. Missionaries had an outing to LaPlata (about 1 1/2 hrs from Buenos Aires). We went to the Museum of Natural Science.
"It's the best Natural Science Museum I've ever been to," Walt told our daughter Janie on the phone that night.
I love flamingoes, so had to get a photo of that display.
Six of our group of 13 (one of the wives was not feeling well and stayed at her apartment) went over to see the beautiful Cathedral after we had an outdoor parrilla asado by the museum (outdoor bar-b-que). The rest of us had already been to the Cathedral, which I had a blog and photos about in January.
I'm working on a talk for Sacrament Meeting for Sunday, August 23, in our Palermo Barrio. I have received several comments about the long-term benefits of family home evening from family and friends. If you have a comment you'd like to share, just add it to the comments for this post.
Walt's translating my first draft from English to Spanish.
I've been having some back pain. It was being controlled with IBU Profen, and when that stopped working about February, Walt started me on Diclofinaco, which did wonders. However, from a blood test in April it revealed that the Diclofinaco was affecting my kidneys, which can be a side effect. So since I had to stop that nothing has really controlled the pain, and I spend most of the night trying to sleep sitting up on the couch. Walt and Brian have put me on a muscle relaxant 4x a day, along with 1 Tylenol.
We are praying that we can finish the last 7 months of this 18-mo mission. I've always dreaded back surgery because it seems so many who have it are no better, and sometimes worse.
Yes, I've had a priesthood blessing, and we are hoping for the best outcome.
Dr. Petersen is such a help to the mission presidents, mission presidents' wives, and the missionaries here in helping them with their medical concerns. I hope we can stay till our time is completed.
His Spanish is so good that he is a blessing to the Spanish-only speaking missionaries, presidents and wives here. (And he will be upset with me for saying how good he is. But it is so true!)
Have a good day.