Whew, I wasn't done with the post and the computer shut off and I thought I lost it all!! It took my an hour to type, yes I'm slow. But Thankfully, I found the draft, because I would NOT have typed it all over again. So anyway, about the court date, we still don't have one because of the elections and no judicial appointments being made. On Thursday night Serge called us and told us that and we thought we had about 2 hours to pack everything and get to the train station to make it up to Kiev in time to make our flight home, because we thought we were all going to come back home without Artiom. It was extremely stressful, and I packed us all up, but didn't feel good about the decision, knowing we wouldn't see Ari again for 2-3 weeks or more. I started to think I should stay, and told Rich that's what I was going to do. He thought about it and decided to call his workplace and talk with them to see if it was possible for him to stay also. He was anticipating taking 2 weeks off, 3 max. Thankfully, they agreed that he could stay, I was SO relieved that he wasn't leaving. Lindsey is going to have to take summer school I suppose, because we weren' anticipating her being away so long either.
So now we're just waiting and hoping the grivna doesn't run out :) I really really miss my kids at home, and that has been the hard part about this whole trip, but I still like it alot here, it's been so interesting. And I'm very thankful for Alexander, he's a good friend.