Lots has happened in the past two years- current events in Ukraine is A MAJOR topic now! The situation is very very sad. Peace Corps volunteers were evacuated from Ukraine in late February 2014 and the Peace Corps office in Kyiv is now closed. So sad as I wonder what will happen to all the wonderful Ukrainian Peace Corps Staff members- our doctors, our community development personnel, the secretaries, the drivers, the security personnel—so sad. I do hear from my Ukrainian friends who tell me the situation in Eastern Ukraine is not good. Russian thugs and many people from the lower echelons of society have invaded Ukraine and are provoking situations, creating havoc.
And then TWO DAYS LATER, my pal John Theroux and his friend, Cheri Sheridan, arrived for 8 days. John and Cheri insisted on helping me unpack and hang photos… Really nice to have a ton of work done! But everyday we managed to hit the beach so John and Cheri could work on their tans…AND the most fun, the three of us participated in a Peace Corps volunteer activity at the Kawainui Marsh restoration project – in Kailua, Hawaii, about 5 minutes from my house. GREAT FUN mucking about in the swamp, cutting out cat tails!
Happily, the guest beds are made and I am ready for friends ANY TIME! COME VISIT!