Some recent highlights:
- Last Sunday we walked to the reservoir north of here. I can't wait to post the photos from that.
- Hot water! The heater actually came in early, and they had it installed on the Saturday when I said that it should have come in.
- New linoleum.
- Cherries! The Sobies first cherry tree ripened, and they invited us out to clean it off. Even Asya has been enjoying the abundance of cherries.
- Small town: I think I had mentioned that the population of Dneprorudnoe is about 20,000. That is small enough that already we see someone we know almost every time we go anywhere. Also, people from church just drop by quite often. The downside is that we live on the main street; even though it's a small town, the main street is loud!
- One of the ladies from church invited us out to her village for her birthday party.
I keep saying that we're doing well, because certain people worry when they don't hear from us. It is really good to be here! I'm finally starting to feel rested after the past few months. We're settling in and getting to know people here. Thank you for your love and concern! We'll be back in touch soon enough.
Oh, what people keep asking about. . . Will went to get the documents the truck driver would need to get our belongings from Russia. We can't do that without registration, so tomorrow Will's going to Zaporozhye to see about registering there. He should be able to. If not, he'll have to go to Kiev, like we had originally planned. Then we'll work on getting the documents to bring our things into the country. There's no hurry. We have everything we need here. (Although, Jaan would argue with that. He thinks that he needs his tricycle. One morning recently, he told me, "I heard a noise in the night, and I thought it was my tricycle coming to me.")
That's what I had written on Monday. Of course, there are more stories to tell from the days since then, but that will have to be later. For now, can you see who is living on our balcony? (What should we feed this guy? Julie W.? Rigels?)