This has been a pretty interesting week, especially with the 4th. I thought we probably wouldn't do much, but they actually let us out of class early so that we could watch a real movie (17 Miracles, about the handcart companies). It was pretty cool. It finished at 10, which is when we normally are supposed to be in our dorms, but then we got to go outside and watch the fireworks, which didn't finish until around 11:00! It was pretty crazy.
Other than that, this week has been pretty normal, but good. The Japanese is slowly improving, which is always good.
We've been teaching our two teachers lately, and it normally has been good, but one of our "investigators" is addicted to tobacco, which we hadn't realized until we started talking about the Word of Wisdom, so that has been kind of difficult. We also got to teach at the TRC for the first time, which was pretty interesting. We didn't really know what to expect, but our lesson went reasonably well, considering we were teaching an RM playing himself.
By the way, Andrew and Carlin should have gotten their travel plans yesterday, so Andrew will probably email the details on Monday. I haven't seen him since yesterday afternoon, but he had said they were getting them that night, and everyone I know leaving at the same time have their plans. By the way, yesterday we decided to randomly wear our rain jackets to class for no reason whatsoever, and that night it was very stormy on the way home from class. It was much more comfortable with our jackets! By the way, does mine have a hood? I haven't been able to find one.
I showed Elder Cottle the thing you had put in the ward newsletter, and he was laughing. His mom apparently has showed all the parents of our district members his blog, so we know how popular his post has been in the real world. I got to host again this week, and only one was going on a foreign language mission, with ones going to Brazil, West Indies, Long Beach, and Pocatello (poor elder). Andrew and Carlin also hosted for the first time, they hadn't realized that you don't actually need to be invited to host, you can just go up whenever! I think that's all to talk about this week, you can email me any additional questions.