If there is a definition for "Trunky," Elder Carvalho was it. For weeks, he was acting worried, dazed, like his thoughts were in another world. We hope that all goes well for him, that doors will open for him, and that his questions about what he will do with his life will be answered. I made a 17-day paper chain to help him have fun with his countdown.
For a going-away present, we invited the Elders over for lots of apple pie and ice cream the night before he left (Sunday, 9/13). I told them I wanted their stomachs empty. They were sooo excited! They brought Sueli ([soo-eh-LEE) with to celebrate with them. I was so disappointed in the pies: huge apple pie filling was runny and apples were not cooked enough; Crazy Crust apple pie fell because the oven went off 3 times; Peach Oatmeal Crunch had too much cinnamon and sugar (is that possible?!).