Last week he was sick with a cold or flu, either the cold he left here with got worse or he picked up something when he arrived. He was looking really bad and sick in bed when we video chatted mid-week.
Friday he drove to Zaporosia because Alona and Nikolai were out of baby formula (really Nikolai, Alona had managed to get the flu and had been admitted to hospital for a week, so daddy was taking care of little Danil). Garry said he had to sit down on a bench after a bit of grocery shopping because he was exhausted. After resting for most of the weekend (except attending church in the village) he's on the mend.
Monday Garry and the students helped clean the classroom for the new year. He tells me he had an English class with them, too.
Today Larissa was there from Zaporosia to teach her class, that's the ethics class even the grads attend along with English and cooking.
|Leila with her new cow from Canada|
Garry (and Max I assume, since he said we) were going to work on building a tiled shower to replace a broken shower at the "new house" by the shop. They've decided the salty water is just too hard on the prefab showers we've put in the houses, they are fixing them often with expensive parts. They plan to replace ones at the boys house also. It will be similar to what the team built in the small bathroom at the Crawfords home.
Wednesday Garry and the students will repaint the classroom. I asked if they would paint it a slightly darker dirt friendly tone, but Garry couldn't remember what color he bought!
Hopefully Nellie is back soon, she went to the city near Odessa she's from two weeks ago to take care of some inheritance stuff from her mother who died in the summer. Garry can't really start teaching much without an interpreter.
Meanwhile I have a week until I fly out to Dnepro and I need to get packed (mostly stuff for Garry I think) and spend more time with the kids here in St Labre after helping out in Morden last week. I did get home for the weekend and enjoyed worshipping at our home church, Emmanuel EFree church in Steinbach, w