4 a.m. Coffee and Tiny Russian Village thoughts…

I woke at 3 a.m. and heard Boza stirring at the side of the bed. He is a good boy and does not bother me unless he needs something. He did not ask, but since he ate lots of good food yesterday, I know he had doggy business to do and I will not sleep anymore also. Boza and I got up and as quietly as we could we got ready and left to walk…

The images above are from yesterday and of course no images of a pitch dark walk this morning. We walked an hour and Boza ate three packs of dog food. He is back eating good again. In Moscow he hardly ate,but in the Tiny Russian Village he eats good and lots. He runs constantly and does his best to see the world with his nose and ears… 🙁 but he is happy 🙂

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The laptop died (again) and I had to nigger rig the system. I am running off of Puppy Linux right now and it works good. It gets the job done. Puppy Linux is my life saver OS. When Windows fails and or some system hardware fails. I can operate completely from RAM and still function….The laptop seems to have fried part of a chip set also and that I am finding out is not uncommon with these Windows cheap computers…

The hard drive has failed, well at least failed enough that Windows refuses to function, but Puppy was able to bypass the bad sectors and function anyway. Windows sucks most of the time and if the world was not so Windows orientated with software, I would switch permanently. Can’t complain though, Sveta really likes Puppy Linux and it is so fast it is scary almost. You get use to the slow grinding over worked Windows and then get a taste of Linux and the world opens up before your eyes…

Therefore, I was not able to post yesterday, but this morning I am back in business…

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It looks like Nikolai leaves this weekend and that means just Vova, Nina and I (and of course Boza) will be in the village. Nina and Vova are mad at each other. This is normal and they always tell on each other. Like two kids fighting. You would think that two people living alone in the village would at least get along somewhat! But not to be…

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Oh man! The oak that I split is wonderful in the stove. It burns so long and hot. This is going to be much easier to keep the home warm and we were able through donations to get a infrared heater. Now this heater works fantastic. Much better than a fan blown cheap heater, I have been limping along in the past. This thing puts out some heat, when I need the extra, when the temperature drops into the -20 and below…

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Today we will go to the Big Village and finish food stocking. I need to get a better thermostat for the car and more rat poison. It was a good thing I got ready for the little devils. It is not mice so much, but field rats that I have to worry about and they must have swarmed in when we left. This is normal, but they do lots of damage. This time things were not bad and all is quiet. (Just one scratching around in the old divan right now!) Just have to get more poisoned grain to keep them under control. I also need to get birdseed (no not poisoned,) the monster birdbrains are watching me and demanding their buffet to be set up again. Lots of seed all around us in the fields, but they like their special area and are giving me the evil eye to get me back on track. Remember the movie, The Birds?

I wish rodents were not so destructive? I feel bad to kill them….but it is not just one to deal with, it is hundreds if you do not get a handle on it…

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I have to move and split more firewood. Svetochka wants to help carry the wood and of course Boza wants to straw boss…

Yes it is all good in the Tiny Russian Village. See you tomorrow…

WtR

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