Our resident weather man, determined that Thursday, January 14 would be a perfect day for a barbecue. The pavilion in front of the Fili was prepared with protection from the cold and wind, and then the fire pit was filled with huge logs of wood. Soon a roaring fire was available to warm your hands over. Volunteers from Pinkerton manned the Santa Maria grill for the most succulent beef tenderloin in all of Kazakhstan. Khrunichev was invited, the music was playing, and a good time was enjoyed by all. In addition, we surprised our newly promoted ILS Mission Manager with a huge cake! Way to go!