So I found out that the problem with [trying to set up an account] was that I hadn't received my visa yet, and I can't create an account until I get it. However, I got a letter in the mail on Friday saying that it was sent to the foreigner office in Cologne, so hopefully I will be able to pick it up next week or so. We went there this morning anyway to apply for Elder Hawker's visa (He's from Las Vegas bytheway) and when I showed the person the letter, she checked and said unfortunately it hasn't actually arrived yet. Better Luck next time.
Also really quickly as a last note, if anybody really wanted to know what to get me for my next birthday, I've come to discover that missionary mall has some very very cool items to buy that I never thought possible. For instance, I went on a split with a Golden who basically bought everything he has from missionary mall, and among those things, he has 1. an umbrella with a rolly flashlight for a handle 2. a backpack that looks like a 3.point seat belt and 3. a ZIPPER belt (think zipper tie). So obviously I already have the coolest umbrella in the mission because it covers 5 people at once :) and my trusty swissgear backpack, and a couple belts, so I don't actually want them for my birthday, but those were just the strangest coolest things I've seen in a while, the zipper belt especially. I'll include a picture that I took of that.
Tell everyone that I love them and that I'm praying for them too.