It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. I traveled the farthest I`ve gone from the apartment. I spent the most time in the apartment. I talked to the oldest guy. I talked to the youngest guy. I have so much time left. I have no time left.
This week went very well. On Tuesday, we rode our bike way up North to a place called Katata. It was the farthest I have ever been from the apartment. It`s about three times as far North as I`ve ever been before. It took hours to get up there. We were riding along Lake Biwa the whole way. It was a pretty ride. My bike was having some slight problems the whole way there, too. By slight problems, I mean that the wheel wouldn`t turn sometimes when I wanted it to, and sometimes it would turn on it`s own when I didn`t want it to. It caused for an interesting bike ride way out to Katata. When we finally got to the house, I started to get a bad headache. I said a little prayer though, and rang the doorbell. I ended up being ok throughout the whole appointment. I had a headache the whole time, but it was at a manageable level. The moment I stood up to leave, my head started to hurt way bad. I got on my bike and rode around the corner without saying anything to the member. After getting around the corner, I had to stop. I couldn`t ride my bike any farther. We slowly walked to a nearby drugstore where I got some aspirin. It was pretty lucky that there was a drugstore right by us. Even after taking it, my head was hurting much worse than it ever has before. I`m not really sure what the difference between a migraine and a headache is, but I probably had that. I wasn`t able to work any more that day and had to get back to the apartment, but the apartment was a several hour bike ride away and I didn`t even feel like I could ride a normal short distance on my bike in this condition. We left our bikes there and took the train home. I was in bed for the rest of the day.
The next day, we rode the train back to Katata, and made the long journey back home by bike. I don`t really know why, but I got quite sick starting on Tuesday and rested for at least a portion of each day all the way through Saturday. I'm pretty alright now, though. On Saturday we got my bike fixed and then rode much farther South than I`ve ever been before. It was a nice trip. On Sunday, we ate dinner at the house of a member whose wife isn`t a member. The member remembered a story that I told during my talk the week before and said that he loved it so much and wanted me to tell it to his wife. I was happy to tell it, and even so happy that someone liked my talk and even remembered it a week later.
This morning we got a phone call from President Zinke. He gave us some interesting news. Elder Meyers is going to be transferring to a place called Hanayashiki to be companions with Elder Baily who was in the MTC with me. I will be staying in Otsu until the end of my mission, and I will be training a new missionary once again. I`ll go pick him up from the mission home on Thursday. It should be a fun experience. I`m very excited to train again. Maybe he just keeps letting me try it again until I get it right one time. I`ll try my best. I`ve got to get going now. I love you. Bye.