My last day in Armenia started at my apartment at 7:30 a.m. I had to pack and clean up. I always know that it is time to leave Armenia and head back home when I run out of my stash of American coffee…
Picked up Gegham at 9:30 a.m. and we dropped off a few things at our storage garage and did a bit of warehouse organization. We then met Sos at 10:30 a.m. to check out some furniture that another organization is selling and that we might be able to make use of. We found some great things and now Gegham will just have to negotiate a terrific price–LOL.)
We then headed to Erebuni to meet with the official representative of a Russian farm equipment manufacturer to firm up our purchase of the hay baler for the village of Baghanis. In case you read Russian, here are the specs..
Next we headed to the Yerevan neighborhood of Avan to look at stainless steel dishwashing sinks for the kitchen at Rind. We found a perfect double sink set up that Gegham will purchase after his next visit to Rind to confirm the sink size.
Our next stops were at RV Comfort and Aquatech to check out material and pump options for a couple of other projects. After these stops, we were able to grab a bite before our meeting at 3 p.m. with both the Armenia and International Red Cross. Sevan joined us at the headquarters of the International Red Cross in Armenia to discuss the kindergarten construction in the village of Baghanis. The Red Cross has agreed to work on this project with us jointly, so we wanted to meet and agree on a timeline for the launch of construction.
Afterwards, Sos, Gegham, Sevan and I met for a bit to firm up our steps forward. As usual, we had a whirlwind of a couple of weeks together and wanted to sum up the decisions we reached and future activities. I dropped off my car rental, had a manti at Zatar Pizza and crashed for a couple of hours before Gegham picked me up at 3 a.m. for my airport departure.