This one was short; Matthew couldn't think of much to say, and mostly answered questions. Transfers are next week, so we'll see what happens to his companionshop. He heard that the elder originally assigned to Thailand won't get to go; he'll stay in TX. He said they're really busy now, with the schedule packed up to a week out.
On Monday evening, we went on exchanges, where we and another companionship swapped companions for 24 hours. Unfortunately, almost all of my clothing was in the wash, because I thought we were leaving Tuesday morning, rather than Monday night.
During exchanges was when I visited the Balls. That was fun.
This week's email was short, in part because it was late yesterday evening when Matthew was able to write it.
He observed, as have many missionaries before, that "street contacting don't really work. It is a lot more [efficient] to find people through the members.", attributing this in part to it being a fairly affluent area on average.