|Easter candy eggs for breakfast?|
|Today Nikolai left for a week|
|and Dima returned after three weeks away|
Julia (his girlfriend) and Lada were both excited to see him
|Daniel sealing the plastic on the walls with silicone|
|Daniel trying to get his brother to try the Pepsi cake at coffee time-|
he ate a teeny- tiny piece
|Losha cleaning the ceiling|
|Jeremy doing electrical work|
|Dan's still caulking- he did it all day- he got pretty good at it too|
Garry has decided to build a hay shed over near the new barn- where the pyramid of straw has been the last two years. Early in the week they were sure they didn't have enough work to keep everyone busy, but now the are hurrying to finish because student church is at 6 pm tonight, so that is the deadline.
|Building trusses inside and cutting outside|
However, last I heard, the nail gun is staying here. Probably in my house with the rest of the Canadian tools. Too many disappeared over the summer, so now Garry keeps them here.
|Garry explaining to Vika what the trusses are going to be for|
and where it will be- novi ferm (the new farm)
|Roy and Marcie cutting and carrying|
She worked almost all day outside today
Project three that they added to the list was a deck on the back of the school from last year to replace the skinny steps, which were knocked off earlier in the week by one of the students. They started on it yesterday and are getting it done this afternoon.
|Maria was recruited to paint wood preservative on the deck boards|
|and Karina and our visitors Denis and Alice-|
Victor's son and daughter-in-law
|Jack said it was a fun newlywed date|
I walked down the street- by the way it was the first shirtsleeve weather we've had since they arrived- after lunch and took some photos. Of course I needed some of the bee boxes Peter has been building all week. It was one of the original projects and Peter worked by himself most of the week. One day we forget to bring him coffee!
|Looking good- we'll be getting new bees in May for them|
Well, since it was so warm and they were down the street near the store, they had ice cream instead of coffee break in the afternoon like they did last year. The lady at the store had told Garry she had stocked up on ice cream bars when she heard they were coming.
We pushed dinner to after the church meeting at school, and the guys and Marcie arrived at the house by 5:40. A couple even got to shower before heading to the school. All the projects had been completed, too.
|The completed deck|
|Karina, Ira and Karina before church started|
|plus one- this 4 year old? village girl helped them all afternoon|
at the shop and came to church on her own too
We had a great time at church, with alternating English and Russian songs, Roy and the youngest team member, Dan made a few remarks which Maria translated in Russian. Then a few more songs and Andrey Spak, the usual speaker, spoke briefly. Maria translated into English for us.
|Now the Pray for Ukraine song in Ukrainian|
|When we "How Great Thou Art" in English, some sang it in Russian, too|
|Roy with that little girl from way up the street|
she came by bike by herself- only in Ukraine
|The kids found the demo toy tractors|
|after church, we had a few neighborhood kids tonight|
Then the BC guys were busy sorting and packing, while Manitoba (or the Canadian team as Jack called them one morning) played games. Victor is (hopefully) sleeping on the living room pull out couch so he can get an early start with the five guys in the morning, The chicks are cheeping right now as I finish this post in the my room, and he's right next to the box.