Chris has already posted such an eloquent blog for today that anything else just wouldn’t compare. He is Longfellow, Shakespeare and the Hulk all rolled into one. Today was another great day on the build site, with the team and all of our hosts. Josh is the go-to guy for Sergei when he needs some help and he is learning lots of new techniques from our Ukranian friends. It is amazing to see the efficiency that they have with materials here. Everything is used and nothing is wasted and many things are used multiple times. It is pretty amazing how much has been accomplished by the build teams so far. Our own version of Extreme Home Makeover (the Ukrain version).
We have one more full day of work and we are looking forward to seeing the house really start to look like a home as we add the roof structure. We’re still not sure who is going to get up on the roof to set the panels we have been painting. Stay tuned for the details of that adventure.
Ben and Mickey (aka Michael not the Mouse) have gotten to know some of Max’s neighbors and leant a helping hand in moving some furniture and trying some traditional food.
The food, fellowship and work have all been great. We couldn’t ask for better weather or a better cause to be here. Ken has been an ispirational leader to all of us and his language skills are a huge asset. There is also no way Ken could ask for so many different dairy products without the language skills. All kidding aside, we joke about Ken in these blogs because we all love him and we are so glad the he has had such a role in putting this great team together and been such a positive leader for this trip.
Look for another update shortly as we complete our work days on the project and start our travels home.
**Disclaimer: Any spelling errors above are partially due to the small blackberry keyboard and also because after a tremendous number of years of schooling, I would lose any scrabble game to a third grader.**