Oh My Goodness! January is Gone!
We had a COLD week here in the Philadelphia area. As you may remember, the big blizzard was predicted a week ago. As it turned out we got maybe 1". However, that is mostly still here on the grass and parking lots. It has been too cold to melt. Again tonight they predict snow. The weathermen have even said that it is a 100% chance for precip. They are getting quite brave after the
cold week they had last week. I must admit that the week was a tough one for me. I have been experiencing pain in my hands and arms and mistook it for just more of my carpal tunnel. WRONG...I should have recognized it--my upper back, shoulders and neck were tweaked. After Monday I was unable to sleep at night so Tuesday I had to visit the chiropractor, then again Thursday and again tomorrow. He has been moving things around, but I still have pain and weakness. The highlight of the week was Elder Jones putting on my tights! That was special. He received some tips on how to gather up the tights so they will go on without giving wedgies...By Friday I was able to dress myself and that was much appreciated as we got to attend the temple with these fine looking departing missionaries pictured below. The day was very cold and a bit windy, so we took photos quickly. The session was absolutely full--no empty seats.
It was our rare privilege to welcome Elder Kent and Sister Tami Harman to Philadelphia. They ended their mission at the Joseph Smith Birthplace in Sharon, VT on Thursday. They are headed to St. Louis and decided to stop and see us for a day. We were so excited! Tami wanted to see the various Philadelphia Historical Sites and Kent wanted Philly food, so we did both. It was absolutely frigid (It finally got up to 36 degrees at around 10 pm, but for all the time we were in Philly it did not get above 28 degrees. Kent and Tami (Elder and Sister Harman) said that we really did not know COLD. They have been working all month in below freezing conditions--and their work is outside. They learned that eyeball fluid does not freeze, but nose fluid does...On a happy note, there was hardly a tourist in Philly yesterday, so we did not have to wait in line for anything!