Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Home make over under way

Things are coming along well for our new friends   Remember this picture with the apartment with all the black mold ?   

things are coming along great .  All the ceiling and walls have been cleaned and treated with a special molt retardant paint, then painted and wall papered 

by the time the first wall was done, things became a little overwhelming for her.  She went away and had a little cry before regrouping and coming back to help .  Her kids are just so cute , and as well soooo happy 

Lunch time picnic out front with the team... and all the kids in the area  

Victoria is a master when it comes to keeping the kids involved 

The team is still at the apartment working ..right now they are putting down the flooring in the living room and have started painting the hall.    We will not finish today , but we sure got a lot accomplished ,   Vlady and Joe will keep working for a few more days .. we are hoping that we will have enough funds left to put in a hot water heater for her .. Vlady thinks we will.  

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Photo Update

Sorry but the day was too long today ... here are some photos for those that are waiting to follow the team .. story to follow ....

Knit Dolls brought by the team 

New windows 

checking out the plant 

Joe hard at work 

site of the new playground 

supper with the kids from Bacute Orphanage 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Day two with the Millbrook team

Camat is here with the mother he is wanting to help .

mother and 3 kids are currently living in this one room.   ... every were in the house that there is a  little wall paper there is lack mold..    The team here has decided to take this project on.  Today Vlady bought his guy  (Joe ) over to finish removing the paper , patch the walls and paint them with a mildew paint.  He also brought the mother to the Bazaar for wall paper.  He was cute this morning   he was here with the team and then headed out .. two minutes later Vlady was at the door again.. He said  " So I take it you want me to bring her and let her pick out her own wall paper .. then smiled and giggled as only Vlady can "  Thank you Vlady , you get it !   The team will be spending the day there on Thursday working on the renovation   

Julie was thrilled with all the creams and vitamins the team brought with them.. not to mention the coffee , peanut butter and Craft Dinner 
   This morning the team headed to the Bazaar after breakfast .  We picked up the fixings for lunch with the seniors , then headed out the valley .  We met up with Olga to get them registered with the police and get a few bills paid first so that we can keep our internet and power a little longer .  We then stopped at the dump on our way out of town.. one of the ladies had 3 litres of oil ready for me .. not a lot but it was the start I was looking for.   When I got out 30 some to give her she was sooooo excited, so were the others when they saw it..I think that  this was the breakthrough we needed.. now they get it .

When we got to the seniors home, we found every one in a very somber mood.  One of the Babushka's had just passed away a couple hours before .   We got to work and made a pineapple rice, with roast chicken and cabbage salad .

the team even sang for them 

seconds and thirds all around   By the time we left. they were all happy again and there were smiles all around .  Then it was off to Orlovka to the center and then we had 45 minutes before picking up the pizza's for supper at Dayspring 

It was a great visit with the kids , just too short.  Olga was moving the center to the new location tonight, and the team was the movers .. starting with the Piano 

when everything was moved we have a few extra desks left.. we knew just the home for them   ...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Teams first day on the ground in Kyrgyzstan

The team is here safe and sound  , began the day with Eggs Benedict with home fries ... now we are ready to begin

first stop was the bazaar to get food for the orphanage , I got into a bit of a jackpot, I bought 1500 lbs of Potatoes, 750 lbs of onions, 1000 lbs of Cabbage and went to get the carrots, abut 750 lbs of them ,  It turns out that every one from east city was there selling their carrots and when I sad to one lady " All" I did not meen all that the village brought that day , so 2000 lbs later, we were ready to load the truck.

The orphange sure was excited to see all the food 

some of the fields on the way to the orphanage 

love this shot with the moon over the mountains 

here you can see the patterns of the fields as they are harvested 

the cows coming home 

the kids put on a concert for the team 

Tonight we all went to Aigola's for a traditional Ploff meal.  It was special for the team as Jamie because he knew them from his very first visit, and it was special for me because I did not have to cook