January 19th through January 25th: Mom fell a few weeks after we arrived here in Oaxaca and now her knee is acting up. So we decided to go and see a specialist on our P-day. On Monday, we first headed downtown to get my blood checked. After getting my blood drawn, we walked to the clinic where Chris could see a doctor about her knee. It was only a 20 minute walk and we saw some of the city we had never been in.
|While walking to the doctors, Chris spotted this lovely courtyard.|
|Here is another church that we had never visited.|
|I wanted to ring the bell, but didn't. This is a good picture of the green cantera stone used on most of the old buildings here in Oaxaca.|
|Inside of the church. Interesting cherubim holding incense on each side of the altar.|
The doctor thinks maybe mom has something floating around in her knee and every once in a while it gets in a place that makes it really hard to straighten her leg and causes her knee to click while she walks. She is going to take a strong anti-inflammatory drug for 2 weeks and if it doesn’t help she will have a MRI to see what is going on. Just as we got to the doctors, 2 large dump trucks blocked the main road as part of a protest and caused a huge traffic jam. I don’t understand why they do this, nor do I understand why the government lets them do it, but it happens all the time here in Oaxaca. Some group was protesting some grievance.
|After they move dump trucks in to block the road.|
|All the traffic needs to turn around and head into oncoming traffic and then find a way around the blockage.|
We had a nice week at the temple. A big group of saints from Tezontepec on Friday came with 5 buses and on Saturday we had 4 buses, 3 from Tehuacan and one from Pachuca. We made caramel popcorn and watched Draft Day with the Rays in the evening. President Atkinson left Friday morning for meetings in Puebla and President Pena left Saturday morning for a different stake conference in Puebla. So after church on Sunday, and then a meeting with another ward council, President Serrano and I held a meeting in the temple for the 4 high councilmen over the temple and family history. Sorry, not very many pictures this week and not a lot of very interesting news, but still it was a good week and the time went by in a flash. I have been working on the history of the temple for last year and I think I will be able to finish it this week.
|This is start of a new house being built in our subdivision. I thought it would be interesting to some of you to watch the progress. I will take a picture from the same spot each week.|