Yes after we did our last sites we moved a car load to Carthage, Illinois. We moved in the place that is the Bushnell Mansion. It has Five apartments in it. We will start in the 3rd apartment and maybe in a week move into a different one. Two couples are moving in a week but we are not going to move twice so we are in apartment 5 now.
Wed.- Sept 4, 2013
Well, today we really moved. We had to carry all our stuff up stairs but than everything is on one floor even the washer and dryer is in our bedroom. Yippy, I don't have to go down stairs to wash for one month. When I move again in about Oct. 8, then I will have my washer and dryer in the basement again, O Well!! You gotta love your mission. I was able to put things away as we carried our clothes to the closet and hang them up. We will have to move another day like our preparation day tomorrow. We still have to move a little and the flowers to put on the porch here in Carthage, Ill. We were able to clean all the upstairs in our old house. The home we are in is really big and is beautiful.
Here are some pictures of the Bushnell Manson. This sign it hangs on the house.
This is the front of the Manson. Some of the flowers on the steps are mine.
Another view of the left side of the Manson.
Thursday- Sept. 5, 2013
We went to Nauvoo to pick up the rest of our things and cleaned the whole house. Boy I am not looking forward to moving again in Oct. but I will have too. I didn't feel very good today and I was really tired so I slept later and I felt better. We cleaned really hard the old Farr home in Nauvoo. The home really looks nice. We came back to Carthage, Illinois to bring the rest of our things and the flowers and then we went back later to do Rendezvous, we were Noah and Sophie tonight.
Here is the foyer that you see when you walk into the Bushnell Home. Here are the stairs we climb up every time we go to our apartment.
This is the chandelier in the foyer when you walk into the Bushnell house.
Here is the picture on the wall showing what the home looked like when the Bushnell's own it.
This is what our apartment looks like. It is so nice!!!!
Here is where the lap top is put on a nice desk and the printer.
To the right is the front door that goes into the apartment. Then the front room is to the left.
These few pictures are what you see when you walk into our apartment.
To the left of the rocking chair is the kitchen.
This is from the kitchen looking down the hall to the bedroom. To the left is the bathroom.
Here is our large bedroom and look at the lacy curtains on all the windows.
I will show you pictures out on the small deck.
Looking down the hall from the bedroom you can see Elder Harris at the table and the front room behind him.
Friday- Sept. 6, 2013
Today was our first day to serve at Carthage Visitor Center and Carthage Jail. I'm working so hard to learn what I need to say in Carthage Jail. Elder and I did our tours today together but tomorrow I will have to do my tours alone. I hope I can remember everything I need to tell about the jail. It is really cool to learn the stories about the Carthage jail. Then the high light of the tour is to be in the Martrydom room and bear your Testimony about Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith sealed their testimony with their blood. I know Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God and he did restore the Gospel on the earth. This is an awesome place to serve your mission. I am very glad that I am here when I get everything learned that I need to do. Being an assent site leader with Elder Harris means that we need to learn everything in the office also. Elder & Sister Harris are serving on a"C" schedule which means we go at 8:45 am until 11:30 am and then we come back at 2:15 pm until 5:00 pm. The times have changed to fall schedule. The winter schedule will change in Oct. to 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. See ya later, it is late, good night.