Had a great day with Ava yesterday and again just a few hours ago. She's a doll, just like her 2 sisters Liesel and Hope. Simeon and Jude will love playing with her and making her giggle.
Weather: Snowy and cold
Food: Really good. They have flavorful meat for breakfast. Sauerkraut and fish too if you'ld like. We just found cereal and milk at the store this morning.
Water: CTOROBA BODA = WATER WITH CARBONATED GAS.. you probably won't like that.. just order w/o GAS
Accomadations: Nice and warm. Buildings are heated with water flowing through pipes from a boiler... very cozy. Toilets are always cramped, I suppose it is because I have long legs. I'll post a photo later of those interesting details.
Location: I gave bad GPS/Google Earth coordidnates earlier. These are the ones to Ava's home for the next few days: 48 35.184N 037 59.980E
Careful!!!: They don't cover pot holes, so don't be taking photos while you walk.
- Friday - All papers complete in Artemovsk and sent on train back to Kiev.
- Saturday and Sunday - see Ava 2 times a day
- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - see Ava and wait to hear for court date. We hope it will be Friday
- always locate the barf bag when you first sit down
- frankfurt has small glass smoke rooms where folks cram in to suck on a cigarettes
- when going to Europe, its a good idea to learn 2 more languages
- man, russian alphabet is hard!
Flush, by pushing that button..
230 volts! Bring the right plug. Read your laptop power cord. It will tell you how much input it can handle and how much input to your laptop. Dell and Apple thought this already. Most laptop cords can take 240volts.
we made it to Chicago. very fun to people-watch at the Chicago airport. Had a wonderful good-bye this morning with lots of hugs and kisses but no tears!! Yeah!! Almost finished a good book, The Connected Child...very informative for adoptive parents. We were offered the opportunity to wait for the next flight to Frankfurt/Munich,and of course we took it!! That means our roundtrip tickets are free!! The Lord has interesting ways of meeting needs. Because of our delay, we met another family with 2 boys and 2 girls, a homeschooling farming family, on their way to adopt 2 more from vietnam. Of course we became instant friends and exchanged blogs. We got to experience Chicago style hot dogs, and got free meal vouchers for giving up our seats. Nice. Regretting staying up so late but will have a bed soon. Flat Stanley is enjoying himself too. God is good and we sense His peace and favor.