From the Preston, England MTC
I am pretty stoked right now, and just a little tired. President Preston (The Preston MTC's president, that's his actual name too) wants us to report that it is sunny outside, and that we are happy. Thankfully, that's actually really accurate. The temperature is perfect for wearing a suit, and it feels great. I don't know if the sunshine is normal (This is England), but it's pretty beautiful right now. We are going to go for a walk around the area once we get settled in. We don't know our companions yet or anything, but we will at 6 tonight. I'm playing piano, so I'm going to get some practice in before that. Honestly, everything kind of seems like a dream right now, but I'm having a good time. We listened to a smooth reggae station (I didn't know that was a thing) on the way over to the MTC in the bus, and For the Longest Time (Billy Joel) came on. I also heard that the President Preston likes math, which is nice to hear. As I type this, I am noticing that I feel like I'm still on an airplane, and its bumping around a bit. Its kind of funny, like when I was balancing in a wheelchair for a few hours and afterword, sitting down to drive felt weird.
We arrived safely, the plane was early so we had to sit around and just talk in the airport for an hour for the bus to get here. It's like four in the morning over there, and we're about to have the cafeteria open here. I'm not sure what else to say, but I'm having a great time, its sunny outside, and I can't wait to settle in to my room, get some piano practice, go for a walk, and get some food.
One more thing, it's really cool to hear people talking in a British accent everywhere, using the word "maths" instead of "math" (because its "Mathematics" instead of "Mathematic" as the plural), telling me that British shoes are two numbers less than american, and everything, but something you might find interesting is that even though the metric system is standard, they still express things in yards and inches (like the foot sizes, and road signs saying "50 yards ahead."). Food for thought, as they say.
Safe in England,
Love Elder Jeffrey Lingen