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A typical Russian Winter…

The wind is blowing something terrible… The snow is drifting and I had to dig my way out of the Tiny Russian Village home twice already… Boza has to do his doggy business and he did not dawdle in the process. Even blind, he beat me back to the front door… 😉

I should have taken an image of the four foot drift in front of the door, but it most likely will be back soon. It is snowing and snowing and snowing. The issue is; this snow will not melt until March or later…

We have little (well big to Boza and Bear) snow dunes all over the place and as fast I as cut a path, it fills in behind me. Boza is not a happy camper and his answer is to sleep some more. Smart dog; but I have to build a fire, shovel more snow and batten down the hatches…

It is only -4 at this moment and that is okay, but – the wind is blowing at 20 to 30 kph and that makes a difference to the bad side. I just tossed a big chunk of oak on the fire and we finally got the place back to +15 from +13. That is how fast the weather changes on this mountain. I fell asleep at 10 p.m. and the home was +19 and cozy and woke up at 1 a.m. listening to the wind howl…

Not sure where to put all this snow? I guess I will start having to wheelbarrow it away from the house. I do know that I will put as much as I can around the outhouse, to ensure that it stays insulated. That makes a difference. The more snow I pile the better it stays to do outdoor business. But this morning I had to dig out the inside of it. I found last year that the outhouse would get snowed in and it was a major issue to get it uncovered. I built walls and a tunnel entrance. It makes a huge difference, but the wind still whips the snow into the place, thus, I have to still clean the inside, though much less issue all the way around…

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Therefore, I am taking a break at around 4 a.m. and writing this post. The coffee is wonderful, the fire is warm and life is fantastic. Well! Even getting up at 1 a.m. and I know Svetochka would groan at that time frame, life is perfect. I do wish my SweetPea was here…

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Yesterday, I found out two friends of mine had died…

I had not checked in on what they were up to for a few years. They were a few years younger than me and the last time I communicated with them, all was great. Then yesterday, I decided to touch bases with a few oldsters and found two dead recently. One was a childhood friend and the other a military and work history friend. Both, it looked as heart attacks…

I have lost a bunch of friends in my time. From war to simple life! Made me sad yesterday…

Don’t take life for granted!

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I have to dig a path to the weather station today. Easier said than done! I have to replace the batteries and it will have to wait until this storm is over, so my information is sporadic this morning. It stops working, then it starts again. Normal for when batteries are dying…

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I found it interesting that Mien Kampf the book by Hitler has gone off the charts in sales in Germany and or other parts of the world. I have read the book many years ago. I also read the “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.” They are an interesting read and people need to read, to find out about history and read the correct stuff…

Speaking of reading! I have found that the series from the 1930’s called Astounding Stories is free to download. They are not under any copyright issues anymore. So amazing to read these scifi short stories and study what the moon, mars and such was dreamed of back then…

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Made a pot of Bean Soup yesterday. I stuck it in the outer room to freeze and store it. I put it on the wood stove to heat it up and will enjoy the soup today. I made enough to last three days. Then I will make another soup of some kind. This is important and you can always eat when needed, hot soup from the wood stove top. Yummy…

I put smoked kielbasa and ham in it and a can of white beans. Then a little garlic, a can of corn, salt, pepper and cooked it for hours and hours. I just added some salo and an onion to the soup. It smells so good and Boza keeps sniffing the air every so often. Sorry Boza, bear food only…

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Gotta go shovel snow! For if I do not; we may not get out of the house for awhile… 😉

WtR

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