Sunday, 26 February 2017

Mud, dirt and new grandkids

Feb 26 2017 We have had a nice warm week, mostly, with a lot of melting and as a result, dirty streets and cars. They are all filthy, except for big black German cars that seem to get washed daily. However, we will not complain with temperatures in the low teens most days now. Is winter done? Hard to say, but we have high hopes and some trees here are even beginning to bud. There was a touch of snow yesterday, but it was just to tease us and make the vehicles even dirtier. It was more of a medical type week, as Sister Ivory was gone to Utah to a daughters wedding, and I was assigned to cover all medical calls of missionaries, actually kind of fun. Who knew one could miss work? But it is nice to use the brain in a different way from time to time. Deb and I went with Doina Stepanenco to a place where the homeless were being fed, as we were looking for some ways to help, I was helping a very kind lady who was a medical assistant, giving advice. Her English was not bad and we managed fine. I think we will try and get there often to help her. It is interesting looking at a medical problem in a crowded parking lot, and asking questions and giving advice, with about 10 others looking on and listening to everything. Several tried to get money , but to no avail. Those who provided the food were some of the nicest kindest people we have met, just good Christian people trying to help others. We were truly amazed at their goodness. Our Sunday dinners are getting more and more fun and may need to be a regular tradition. It is so interesting to never have leftovers. One young man just wanted baklava, so we found some this week for him. We have been apartment inspecting, apartment hunting and trying to deal with the other details of life here in Moldova. It has been very hard for Deb to have a new grandson and be so far away. Yes, Mette had her boy, all went well including a section, but we are happy to welcome # 15 in the family. Deb had to visit 2 ladies here with new babies, but still not the same as a new grandbaby. Mette, bless her heart, messages her mom every day and usually sends a picture. Yes, I agree , he is cute, for the tenth time, but it is hard to say he is cute when he looks like his dad. Sorry Mckay, I have just never thought of you as cute. Anyway, we do feel blessed. Today there will be a weird mix of pics, some are compliments of Nina Scurtu and her endless selfies, but it does show our young adults.
I saw this several months ago, What does it mean? do not stand or squat on top of the toilet lid. Happens in a world of  squatty potties

Some of the patients broke free. Nina in the front, then fromL, Sora Langenstein, Sora, Idiart, and Mariana.

From L, Nina, Zlata, Mariana, Alex-ex Elder -Tita, Elder Loder, Sora Strader

From L, Marina, Nina, Mariana,and Zlata

In our kitchen cleaning after dinner

The bunch with one unfortunate passerby

Our class

Deb made these reverence mice for her Primary class

The Alemans, the new couple in Balti

Alina and Roma in Balti, with Elder Rybyskyy, in motion, as always

Ion Puica, newly baptized , between Elder Kramer and Elder Sargsyan. He is a wonderful young man, who made some immense life changes

A baby quilt Deb made, with material sent kindly by Kim Schussler from Burdett. She finally found a upcoming boy baby to make it for.
So that is it for this time, We do get in a bit of a rut, doing much of the same things, but we are staying busy. And alive, did I mention the drivers are bad again, now there is no snow. 

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