Well we are here. Finally. Our flight from Chicago to Munich ended up being delayed nearly 3 1/2 hrs. so we missed the only flight from Munich to Kiev. So, we ended up flying to Munich, then on to Frankfurt, and finally Kiev. Oh it was a long couple of days. While there we had no internet which was torture! My mom and I did have a nice couple days touring around though.
Monday night we caught the 15 hr. train to Ember's region. We were picked right up at the station and brought to the orphanage to start paperwork. We were able to see Ember for a short time until our we needed to leave for Ember's birth city where we needed to conduct some business. Once there we were told "not today". Not only that but we were told "not Wed. either". We cannot proceed with the next step until that is finished.
This evening our facilitator called and told us that we are going to go again in the morning and try. BUT that the earliest we can hope to be completed here is Thurs. but more likely Fri. or Monday. Then we still have a couple days worth of work in Kiev. No short trip for us I guess.
I don't have pictures today but will add some tomorrow. Today is the first time we've been able to have access to the "net" and it feels good!