When I got back to the village from the capital, some work was already waiting for me. This tree fell victim of the recent weather anomaly.
The way it looks now, I will not be able to spend as much time in Moldova this year as I did last year (and that sucks) but I still hope to make some progress with my Russian, which I tried to pick up a bit there last year. So far picking up some Russian has been...let's call it a very modest success. I learned to read Russian and was proud of myself but the locals (we are lucky to have two Russian / Ukrainian villages not far from our base) often could not understand a word of what I was reading or even pick up that I was actually reading Russian. So that might need some more work I guess.
When I started learning Russian I was like this:
After I "picked up some Russian" and tried it on the native speakers it was more like this:
We are off to Vienna tomorrow for a dinner and some catching up with our friends there and then on to Zurich to catch up with one of my brothers and his family.