hey mom, how you doing? what a crazy week back home. out here its been hectic some days and slow on others. general conference is on Saturday and its exciting, this is my last general conference on the mission. the next one i will be home for. its starting to hit me that i am within the last 6 months of my mission. for about a year and a half i though that i was never going home, haha but now the end is almost in sight. i really do hope that Philadelphia is my last area. i don't want to get moved around again. i like staying in an area for as long as possible. maybe ill stay here for 7 1/2 months well see. well i still haven't gotten the package yet, picayune hasn't forwarded it yet, i don't really know whats taking them so long, but I'm going to ask them again, haha. so anyway this week was good. we saw D again and he is really cool, he takes us out to eat and stuff he's a way nice guy. oh and we did go fishing last week, but D didn't take us, a family in the ward, the cunn's, took us. it was was fun too, but we didn't get any fish. D took us to this nice pizza restaurant here in town and it was way good, some of the best pizza. right now though hes in the hospital in meridian which is about 40 miles ish south from us. he stepped on a nail, he'll be in there for a few weeks. he sneaks out though occasionally to come and see us, and sleep in his own house. so i forgot to tell you but there is a member in our branch who feed us every Friday night. his name is brother oaks, hes really cool and his wife is too, anyway his cousin is dallin h oaks. when he talks about him he calls him Dallin, its pretty cool. anyway that's whats going down here right now. everything;s going good. i hope aj had a happy birthday. that's it for now, talk to you later, bye!