There have been a lot of parades this past week where all the little children are marching and there was a really funny moment. There is a drunk that everyone in the town knows (named Osito which in spanish means little bear), who is always directing traffic and the buses which is hilarious. He was trying to direct the band. I thought it was so funny because the band was playing with him. I am only getting more excited for all the drunks that are going to be out because the holidays here in Chile are used for drinking.
Last week, with the 10th & 11th of Sept, where we weren't allowed to work due to the celebration, nothing ended up happening in Los Muermos, but in Santiago there was a handful of badness with a bunch of burned buses and other crazy things.
Another fun experience was we were walking in the street yesterday and a little kid came up and gave my companion the biggest, longest, most awkward hug of his life. My companion had no idea what he was doing and it was super funny.
It is nice because it is finally starting to heat up to be able to work without a jacket which I haven't done in about 6 months but the nights are still bitter cold. The missionary work has been slow for two weeks (last and this week) with all the holidays and celebrating and we're ready to get back to work. We hope to have a baptism in the next couple weeks of a girl whose membership and baptism records aren't there in MLS so that should be fun to get straightened out.
Also, speaking about the Cueca (Chilean dance), I have been learning how to dance it and I am almost a pro, so everyone watch out when I get home.
Happy 80th Birthday Grandpa Erickson!