Cindy and Voss did some school work.
It was 10 am and no word from Vitali. We actually heard yesterday that an option was for Andrei to write the consent and fax it here. The local authorities are feeling for us and laxing the requirements to see if it wont help. ...but of course we need to find what motivates Andrei. Vitali said he would call with any news. No news to this point was bad news.
We decided to go for a walk and left by 11. We walked a few miles to a greek cafe called Foros for a cappucino and something to do. Great cappucinos. Cindy has been super positive about everything and she has helped to keep my spirits up. It helped because I got my mind off of things.
We were just leaving the cafe and alas, a phone call from Vitali.
"Where are you?"
"at Foros Cafe"
"don't move and I will be there in 5 minutes"
What? He didn't have the end of the world sound in his voice.
5 minutes later he rounded the corner and had a smile on his face. I have never seen him smile.
The brother was in town, not 3 hours away like he said, and he came in and signed the consent.
We are back in business!