-12 and a long walk for Boza and I…

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Grumble…

Wednesday, Jan 27 – 2016: Spirituality Day / St Sava’s Day…

Father Pavel was found by us as he struggled up the hill to his church. He said hello as he stopped to get his breath and he asked how I was doing. I told him fine and happy, he said something like, he had to open the church and today he would meditate from 27th to 29th of January. I asked about ringing the bell and he looked kinda like he wished I would not care about that. So I said something like, if you do, be careful, dangerous. He agreed…

Boza and I watched as he started walking up the steep hill again and I wondered would anyone else walk up?

Yes is the answer! Boza and I have watched at least 12 babushkas work their way up the hill. Darn these babushkas are tough and religious, religious to the point of letting nothing get in their way of their beliefs. I find that good…

They all have skis… 😉

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It is -12 this morning (snowing like crazy) and by this afternoon it will be -7 and by tomorrow it will be -3. Now that is a blessing and Boza and I celebrated with an hour and a half walk this morning. We chased rabbits, lions and tigers, as Boza enjoyed being able to get around without frozen paws…

We watched babushkas wander up the hill as we walked. Pitch dark and all these people going to the church. We then walked up to the church and Father Pavel waved as he was cleaning the porch steps of the little church. The ladies were all standing out side in a gaggle and talking. Then I watched as each lady went inside and as they did they kissed the back of Father Pavel’s hand. This is normal and I see it all the time. The men never do that, but all women of the Orthodox, kiss his hand…

Interesting…

Tidbit for you: We have exceeded by a longways any Snowmageddon and or Snowzilla and these babushkas are out in this snow…

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The Fish Village tried to drive/plow out to our village yesterday, but no such luck. They made it to our lake edge, the far edge and became buried. Our lake area is perfect to make the biggest drifts. I finally saw them get a tractor this morning and pull the plow out of the drift as big as a house. They tried it seems to get the road open for Father Pavel, but it was not to be… 😉 Father Pavel walked instead, he is young and can do that…

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Looks like I will be able to get some pictures in the next few days as the temperature rises and gets softer around here. That is a blessing…

WtR


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