The Rain Is Back!
I woke up today to the devastating sound of heavy rain drops pummeling my window. Yesterday was the nicest weather that I have ever experienced in Russia, yet today the town of Suzdal is flooded! I am very dissapointed. You can see in the above photo that the cover has begun and just a hair under half of the court is complete. A teacher and I said, "up yours weather" and went out and hung the backboards which we had built. We assembled the hoops and nets indoors and when the rain stops we will compete the new basketball hoops. Still to be done is a day of laying the cover, the painting of the lines for basketball and volleyball, and putting in the support beams for the volleyball net. To date, I have layed the asphault for the new court, built the mini soccer nets and basketball hoops, cleared the mini football field, prepared over fifty sports balls, jump ropes, sports pinnies, and other equipment, planned the new sports programs and the health education curriculum with the alcohol education materials, met a ton of awesome kids and led a recreation camp for them, and, taught some English to some very excited kindergardeners. About 85% of the full project has been completed, but unfortunately the most violent and unpredictable weather that I have ever seen has halted the final 15% and made for a big headache. As much as I want... I can't control the weather.