Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Our day started this morning at 5:00 AM, when you have nothing to do and go to bed at 7 pm, you tend to wake up pretty early. Roma was picking us up at 7:30 so we got up got ready to go,and off to Berizniki we go to get Julianas passport & visa pictures done. I think Roma has a secret desire to be a nascar driver. They drive crazy here! there are no lines on the roads they pass on the left,the right whatever works. So we are about 2 1/2 hours into our 2 3/4 drive,driving in white out conditions and bam! We hit a pothole the size of Hilton Head. Mind you Romas car is a Russian brand car..no name just a # 14..not a big car. Yes that is right we have a flat tire and I look at the outside temp gage it says -3 C . We pull over and all pile out of his car & mind you no one in Russia is going to stop so he and Bob pull out the spare, jack the car up & Roma doesn't have the wrench to get the lugnuts off. So he manages to flag down a car, explains to the guy we are Americans, and we have no wrench. The guy gets his wrench gets the tire off, spare on and yup the spare is flat!..OK no lie the other guy goes to his car and pulls out a bike tire pump, needless to say it didn't work. So Roma got a hold of his dad who doesn't work far from there and he comes and saves the day.
We finely got to go get Juliana and took her to get the pictures,the poor thing was all ready to go & thought we were off to the airplane, she was rather bummed out when we took her back to the orphanage she probably can't figure out the big deal of being adopted if that's all it was about.
She was very funny to day and we got to see more of her personality. She had these huge bows on each side of her head,one fell off and I tried to fix it but she wanted Poppy not mommy to do it!
Posted by kelly at 9:55 AM