Later in the day:
So there are two Albanian districts and the other district has six elders, Elder Harris (the one we ran into at Tucanos), Elder Nelson, Elder Nielsen, Elder Draper, Elder Wood, and Elder Taylor. There are also more sisters in that district, I think there are 5 but I don't know their names. So there are an odd number of sisters in our district because one sister didn't show up so there are 3 sisters in a tripanionship and then a regular companionship. In total we have 20 missionaries going to Albania, 10 elders and 10 sisters. We went to the temple this morning and that was super cool, then we've just been doing laundry and email for the rest of the day until 6:10 when we have to go back to class. We have 6 hours of class each day, other than Sunday and P-Day, and it's split into two three hour blocks. Then each day we have a ton of time for personal, companion, and personal language study. Also it would be nice if you could send some laundry detergent, I'm not sure if that's possible but if it is that would be fantastic. Sometimes sending pictures just doesn't work so if Trevor Madsen hasn't sent any pictures that might be why, it's really hard to figure out. Also if you have any more questions that you would like me to answer in my P-Day emails please send them. Also if you could post the dear elder thing that would be awesome, they're super fun to get and that way we can think about them in personal time at night so we know how to respond during our email time. Also if you end up sending more white shirts to me before I leave check if they have front pockets because some don't, which is fine, but the ones that do are better because then we can take off our suit coats and still wear our name tag, which is a rule. Tell everyone I love them and I'm doing great!
Some additional information about my district, Elder Benson is from Logan Utah and he is a baseball player, he's the taller one. Elder Johnson has lived and visited all over Europe because his dad was a doctor in the military. We all get along and we make sure to set our alarm a few minutes before 6:30 to make sure that we're up and ready in time for breakfast. Elder Johnson eats an ice cream with pretty much every meal, which is ok because I've totally been doing the same thing with chocolate milk. We are meeting our other teacher tonight when we have class. P-Day's are the best and Sunday's are amazing. The days feel like they last weeks and it feels like I've already been here for a month but I'm loving it. It would also be nice if you could send me one or two more sleep/exercise shirts just because we work hard and sweat a lot. Thank you for everything!
Love, Elder Gardiner
Austin and his companion Elder Schneider
Both Elder Mickelson's