Friday, September 25, 2009

Hello There, Weekend






Cookies are in the oven, our flat is clean, and in a few hours we will host our first Bible study. It will be interesting to see how many students choose to actually come. Our invitation was met with varied responses. Some rolled their eyes and laughed. Some asked for more information. Others promised to see us Friday evening. So truth is, we could either have two students show up or a hundred. Regardless of how many students decide to come, it is sure to be an adventure, as most things seem to be in Russia.
Our most recent adventure involved our toilet deciding to stop flushing. We spent a good week and a half to two weeks walking to McDonald’s to use the restroom. It is certainly doable because McDonalds is only about a five minute walk from our flat but let me tell you, it is a problem when you wake up in the middle of the night and…um…need to use the facilities. Thankfully two (fairly attractive) plumbers came on Wednesday and saved the day. We now have a working toilet and we no longer need to walk to McDonalds to use the bathroom or pee in the shower…

Wait. Did I just say that? ;-)

3 comments:

anng said...

I love this. These are the memories laugh about when you're 70 and share with your grandkids about your time in Russia.

Mom said...

The shower! I wonder how long it would have taken me to think of that! Probably only a night or two of needing to tinkle during the night! That's called being innovative and I think you may have many more oppotunities to do that while in St. Pete!

Elizabeth Joy said...

Haha except I'm only kidding about the shower. Gross!