They had the groundbreaking for the Hartford Connecticut temple this Saturday, and they broadcast it to all of the chapels in the region. I had never seen a groundbreaking ceremony before, so that was a pretty cool experience. We all got a nice surprise once the broadcast started when we saw that President Monson was there in Hartford to perform the groundbreaking ceremony! I guess he has a grandaughter that lives here in Connecticut with her family, and has some other family connections to the area. It was a nice surprise to be able to hear a short mesage from the Prophet. He has definitely aged lately, but he still got up there to dig the first bit of dirt up and was waving the shovel above his head and joking around with the crowd.
It is crazy to think that this transfer is already almost over! It has flown by. Saturday is T-Text day so we will find out who is going and who is staying. I am pretty sure I will be staying here in Waterford for at least another transfer, but you never know what could happen! We will have to wait and see.
This is a huge lighthouse out a ways off the coast of New London. The Island that you can see behind it is Fishers Island. Apparently it is a really ritzy island where a lot of rich people live for the summer. We actually have about 8-10 kids that come to our ward each Sunday that are working on Fishers Island for the summer. Most of them are from Idaho and Utah and are working as nannies, watersport instructors, lifeguards etc.
Me & Elder Batts on the Pier.