We had our first real experience in the office today. But not for very long. Still had meetings to attend and things to take care of in getting settled. Not the least of which was getting the internet turned on in our apartment -- which we did! This is our first blog from the apartment (pictures included as promised)!
Mom is feeling right at home now. Sbe made her first batch of cookies for the local young adults! We'll be meeting with them in just a few minutes.
Things look better each day, even though it's already really cold here. Never gets above about 25 degrees or so.
We did go to the 'Black Market' today. What a experience! It's called the Black Market because that's what it used to be when under Russian rule many years ago. The Russians didn't allow private business, but they didn't real succeed in stopping it. Today, it is just another conglomeration of individual people trying to sell a few things to make a living. It's open air and we nearly froze. But it is really something! Lot's and lot's of people and tons of wares. It seemed like we saw acres of shoes!
We'll plan on Skyping tomorrow morning (our time, Monday evening at about 5:30 your time). To answer a question Becky had, we can audio Skype on a conference basis, but not video. We'll work out some sort of schedule later.
Got to go. All our love to everyone!