The picture of the home I sent you is the mountain man we
visit who lives in a shack a 1/2 mile up the mountain. hiking to his house is
Traditional Hogans are made of sections of logs like a cabin
only in an octagon shape and have dirt floors with no running water with only a
few windows and a wood burning stove in the middle. Some people have modernized
the traditional Hogan and have put running water but still no plumbing (Most
people who live in them have an outhouse.) The newest ones have siding,
insulation, wood floors, and electricity. Every Hogan I've been in has been one
big room, but I have seen people drape a blanket across a section for privacy.
We go shopping every Monday in Chinlee at a store called "Bashes."
That's the only store in the immediate area so when ever we go to Farmington or
any place with a Walmart we stop in and get wheat we need. Many Farms has 2
gas stations and that's it. My companion is from North Dakota and the two other
missionaries are from Utah and Idaho. I
have food to spare and lately the members have been feeding us dinner. I bought
cereal and eggs for breakfast and I usually have a sandwich for
lunch. I bought Spaghetti noodles and a bunch of caned food for dinners and
other meals as well. I put an effort into making my meals instead of eating
ramen my whole mission. I had tomato soup for dinner last night and I made cream
of wheat the other morning for breakfast. The members feed us Fry bread all
the time and its awesome :) We have a washer and dryer in the trailer and the
color catchers are working. Every now and then I wash my whites by them selves
and put bleach in the load. My whites might be brown when I come home. Peace!