After a quick breakfast we went out to the mens home. Mainly to touch base and visit with the men, They have been asking for us alot. We brought them all ice cream, and made the rounds from room to room to give it out and personally great all 270 men. Everything is a go, and by the end of the week they will be pouring cement for the new floor in the dinning room.
In the container was a chesterfield and two chairs, so we did a little juggling around, and the end result was that the men at the mens home got a new soffa set out of the deal. they were very happy.. much better then sitting on the floor.
|bring in the new couch|
|that's an ice cream smile|
|this guy slipped out of the crowd to eat his in piece|
|we love all the plants in the halls now|
|you may see a plain looking room ..|
we see a mattress, sheets being washed
a blanket, a pillow a new heater, new curtains,
Vinal floor, painted walls
and even a radio and balloons
|Remembering the teams from the fall.. the men were asking about all of you .. when are you coming back.|
At one o'clock we gathered everyone together with Larisa and her friends and went to the mountain for a picnic to celebrate Larisa's graduation with a BA in social work. It has been six long years of school for her, but is finally over. We are very proud of her accomplishment. Vlady went ahead and prepared everything. so cool to see he and his new car up in the mountains .
|It was great to see or friend Ildar again ( in the chair)|
This morning we went over to Bacute with Vlady and we started getting things spruced up for Children s day. The wals were all repaired, then we painted the walls and sealed the foundation. We brought the left over shashleek and ploff from yesterday and were able to have enough for the kids as well .
Sergey stoped by today, to bring the left over money from the washing machine repairs to us . The baby orphanage machine was all fixed up and we had $50 left over. Then we got a call that there is a young boy at one of the orphanages that wants to go see his mother who is in prison in Kazhkstan .. the director will bring him , but was looking for $150 to cover the trip... we could not cover the hole thing, but the $50 will cover the cost of the bus tickets for them . the other $100 for food and accommodations they will keep looking for .
Tonight we are going to visit a young family we know and have helped from the village. Her new baby is 40 days old today and this is the time that custom has them meet the world ..