Delivery Begins – April 1, 2006

April Fools Day was no joke! We finally got to start delivering aid. I will let the video tell that story, however at the end of the day I returned home and Sveta had gone to work (she works at the Chausy Orphanage) and Sasha was making supper. We were having Dranikey (potato pancakes). The process is pretty simple, finely grate the potatoes, add a pinch of salt and fry in a pan with plenty of oil. Sasha said that sometimes he will add an egg but he didn’t have any on that day. Kristina and I took turns helping to grate the potatoes and Sasha fried them and served them to us with a lot of sour cream to dip them in. Simple, yet surprisingly tasty.

Later Sasha walked to the Orphanage in order to escort Sveta home. I got the impression that walking alone was fine during the day but that a woman wouldn’t be out walking alone at night. Besides Sveta and Sasha are very close and loving and I don’t think it would have occured to Sasha to let his wife walk home alone at night. The evening ended in front of the ever present TV with Sasha, Kristina and I playing dominoes while Sveta continued knitting her sweater in her usual spot, leaning against the warmth of the petchka.



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