Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Being back in Odessa

Being back in Odessa has been good but challenging at the same time. When we got off the airplane, we felt as if we were taken 15 years back in time into the mid 90ies – the crisis has hit Ukraine. A lot of places have shut down because they went broke and more and more people are getting more and more desperate. When we arrived to our apartment we noticed that someone had cut our Internet cable and had removed it all the way from the 5th to the 1st floor. When Arkadiy looked more in the general area, he/they had cut every internet cable that was in our apartment building, from the 9th floor all the way to the first floor. They had stolen the cables to resell them. It was an unpleasant surprise.

As we arrived back home there were so many things waiting for us to address that we felt a little bit overwhelmed, we still do but we have been making good progress. We were able to start our one on one meetings and that has been great.

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