We're alive and well here. Will's still working long hours at church, so I'm busier than usual, too. Plus, there just hasn't been much outstanding to write about. We're enjoying wonderful, full, summer days.
There's a good little interactive map of Dneprorudnoe online, so let me take you for a tour. . . .
This is just a picture of my screen; you'll have to go over to the link above to be able to move around and zoom in and all. The dark blue X that I added is where we live. If you click there (on the real thing), it will zoom in. Click again, and you'll be able to see building #3. This mining monument:
. . . is in the center of that roundabout at the end of our street. The building you see behind it is the one right next to ours (#1). At night, people like to race their cars and scooters, screeching around the monument, while all the partiers yell and scream. There are fireworks there at least once a week. Sigh.
Now, click on the button I labeled "Whole map." Note the red umbrella up at the top. That's where we go swimming. All the green next to us is the park, which we love. Over to the right-hand side, I added another X. That's the church. Dneprorudnoe is so small, that there isn't really any city transportation. We walk everywhere. Church is on the other side of the city, but even with the children, it only takes about 20 minutes to get there. The greyish-brown area in the south-east section of the city is the huge market. If you click there, you'll also see the other roundabout, which is the far end of the race track I mentioned above. It's also the city center, and there's a great new playground there. I hope you enjoyed zooming around Dneprorudnoe with me.