BUT we found out that we need to meet our driver at 7 am in the morning for an 8 am appt, I guess with the orphanage director. So it looks like we finally will get to meet our son! I'm told that after this our fees include two trips per week to the orphanage and that we are responsible to hire a driver ourselves for other visits.
I have been trying to get caught up on reading all my emails. I got majorly behind in the last week or so before travel trying to get so many loose ends tied up. So please, I hope no one thought I was rude for not replying to any comments or well-wishes concerning our trip--I am just now seeing them. (I had 5 PAGES of emails including RR digests when I got here!) I know I was so glued to my computer when other people were traveling--and it touches me deeply to read how you guys are following the journeys of all of us here in Ukraine.
Interesting-to-me Tidbits of information:
We bought milk that says it is 2.5% but it is so creamy it reminds me of the milk we used to get from my grandpa's farm.
I have not seen ANY bugs, spiders -- only animal I've seen so far was a cat outside our apartment. And I've only seen about 3 children (though, maybe children here don't enjoy shopping any more than my own kiddos :)
I was noticing last night I hadn't heard anyone swearing--then remembered I wouldn't know the difference! However there was sufficient bad language on the English channel tonight to more than make up for it--stuff that would have either not been allowed or would have at least been 'bleeped' at home. Kevin was snoring through it so I just turned it off.
Someone actually stopped us on the street this evening and asked us a question--of course, we didn't know what she was saying but it made me think that maybe the fact we are Americans wasn't as outwardly obvious as I thought.
Should have a lot more to report tomorrow. Thanks for all your love and prayers.