Oops! I had my days mixed up. We actually arrived on Sunday, and these are actually the events for Tuesday. Our day started with a scary ride to the State Department of Adoption.
They drive crazy here: very fast, cutting each other off, and a game of chicken at some of the
intersections. The person who gets to go first is the one who wants it the most. Our appointment at the SDA was very interesting, too, but I'll not go into detail on that right now.
We chose a 10-year old girl from the Danetsk Region. There were no younger girls available at this time that were right for us. Danetsk is probably the farthest region from Kiev possible. It figures; seems that we want to do everything the hard way. We will actually have to fly to Danetsk and will not be able to go until Thursday morning. The City of Kiev is very beautiful, with awesome architecture and colors. It's fun just driving around and seeing everything. After the appointment, we went shopping for awhile at an open air market. That was fun. Then we were taken back to the flat. The other interesting thing is we spent most of the day without a translator. I have learned some basics, but obviously that doesn't cut it most of the time. We went back to the grocery store, and it took us forever to figure out the butter, and we decided to make spagetti without meat, because it was too much work to figure out the meat. Well, another evening at the flat, watching Ukrainian TV, then to bed. By the way, Don, they do have some music videos on TV in English, but we spend most of the time watching "football" or volleyball in Ukrainian. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and comments.
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