This morning started out perfect with an early morning call from Ski. He had received his permanent assignment and sounded happy about it. He will be teaching in the city of Kerch which is on the Eastern Crimean Pennisula. Ski loves ancient history and this city is one of the oldest in the world and has a very rich history.
This is what I've been able to find out about Kerch:
It was founded by Greek settlers over 2600 years ago.
It borders both the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.
It's main industries are: fishing, food processing, construction materials and other light industries.
It's climate is similar to Salt Lake's only with more humidity. It's currently 39 degree's with snow showers expected this week.
It has 28 schools, 9 institutes and branches of Ukrainian and Russian universities including shipbuilding and polytechnical colleges and a medical university.
I don't know what school or age of students Ski will have. He moves this Thursday and will meet his new host family. He has really enjoyed living with his current host mother and I hope his new host family is as compatible a match as she was.
Here are some photos of Kerch along with a photo Ski took of his current clustermates.
Paula Cheney and Debbie Crouse are two of the most creative women I have ever met. I am constantly saying "Holy Cow," around them. I want to be around them...no, actually I want to be them. I wished they lived closer so I could hire them to decorate my house.