When the I-pads come (if ever by the rumors), I can have bible videos and mormon messages n that too. We usually leave at around noon after all the studies, training, and lunch. That will change in three weeks when my oficial training period is complete. They we leave at ten or eleven if we decide to eat lunch first instead of coming back. As for Christmas, I didn't expect too much for Christmas out here, so don't feel like there has to be a huge deal. A day off and Skype home are what we look forward to on Christmas.
Great to hear that everyone is doing good. My companion is filling out his BYU application online and I help him with insights on what certain things are and what to do.
We have a lot of people who we get close to, but there are too many people for a weekly missionary appointment like you can have in a branch.
Does Dad ever look for openings in the BSA to think about going for? I won't be home long enough to care where home is. It's just an intesing thought to come home to a new area than I left like Jordan felt when they moved to Utah.