Time to go back to Moscow… (Photos)

Last year I found two perfect tires for the front of the car. They cost about a 1000 rubles each and we finally got them put on. It is time to hit the road back to Moscow and I am getting the car ready for the trip. We then went to the Big Village and gathered what we would need for the trip and I have to say, “The Volga is running smooth as a new car!”

Due to a new engine before winter, we lost our propane usage, but we gained so much that it is incredible. Sammy the Volga is running like a top, she might be all rusty looking, but mechanically, she is in great shape. That is what counts…

The tire place is in a small village that I call, “The Church Village!”

The man who runs it is very nice, very thorough and does a good job. No sign, no idea it is there, you just find a phone number if you look and call to get help. This is the way it should be and the way it is in Russia. Inside his garage is all the modern equipment needed to work on a car. He only has a main mechanic about twice a week, but he himself does tires and such any day of the week…

I would like a shop like this, It would be busy, just as he is busy. We lucked out and he had time to change our tires to the new ones. They were balanced on a modern machine and Sammy runs down the highway smooth as silk now…

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Everyone knows us all over the small villages and this guy said, “You have lost weight and look good!”

I have lost weight and yes I feel good, maybe not looking good. For a bear is just a bear, but feeling good is looking good to me…

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The rest of the images are of a walk that Boza and Svetochka took…

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Time to head home, will be a few days and I will write again. Got to get packed today and tomorrow morning we will take off super early. Then once in Moscow, I will rest a day and then off to Europe. I will be taking a train, as I do almost 90% of the time and will do my necessary business and get back home. Then, Svetochka and I have to take Boza to the doctor for his eyes and full checkup, I need to have my teeth cleaned and checked, we have to go to a few big stores to gather special supplies and then it will be back to the Tiny Russian Village. A few weeks in Moscow, a week to travel and by the end of April, be back to start the garden…

Vova is sad. He hopes I come home. It is an issue with crossing the borders as an American and I stay calm and quiet. Trains are the best, jets are international, trains are simply country to country border crossings. Flying is terrible when crossing into the western world. Flying in the eastern world is a whole bunch better and safer from governments and idiots…

Adventure time is coming…

WtR

TRV and coffee time…

It is nice in the Tiny Russian Village when Svetochka is here. She helps me with the 24 hour a day care of Boza and walks him for me. He is a full time job with his eyes gone and you have to live with one eye on him at all times. You are his eyes…. It really is funny at times, except sad at the same time, when he gets into situation and has a look on his face; Where am I?

Boza follows his nose and it leads him off on exciting tangents all the time. For there is always some animal walking around all the time and their scent is attracting Boza to wander around smell their path. I tell him all the time to quit following his nose and follow me and my footsteps. He likes to follow his nose…

Thus, I get to think about what I want to think about unhindered with having part of my brain listening, watching and worrying about Boza. Boza is the best doggy in the world and he deserves the care he is given. I will say, he can sure eat and eat and eat…

That is a good thing… But how he stays so skinny is beyond me? Lucky doggy…

You would call this winter still. We call it spring…

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Boza and I got up at 3 a.m., we had bear and doggy things to do and off we went down the mountain and into the valley. It was -5 this morning and frozen hard, plus crisp. It was crystal clear and the stars sparkled this morning. I stood on the dam of the lake and looked up into the sky. This as I sighed, “This is what life is about!”

The Milky Way was so white, it looked like you could did a cup of milk out of it. What a glass of milk that would be. Creamy white, with sparkling stars floating in it. Could that be the way to immortals dreams?

I am just glad that there are places on earth that have been salvaged from the hand of man, for man destroys everything in his path, trying to make comfort from what is really comfort already…

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White Lilacs have been shipped to us here in Russia. I am excited and I was also surprised that I got the e-mail so readily. We have lots of issues getting e-mails and it is an issue related to Gmail…

I want to thank the sweet lady for the white lilacs and as with the rose experiment and pear trees experiment, lets hope everything grows and lives. I will be gone for awhile from Russia, but Svetochka will pot the little guys and gals when they come and I will transplant them when Boza and I come back to the Tiny Russian Village. Sooner the better for Boza and I…

Actions such as this and at Christmas with the candy canes, gives one hope and realization that there are decent people out there. Maybe decent people need to breed more? The gene pool is getting kinda thin with the decent people genetics. Must be a recessive and not dominant?

We will soon know if the rose and the pears survived this most harsh winter. It was rough at times, but oh so much fun…

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LuAZ has become the 4×4 to get. It will happen and I want to all to know that the donations sent for the LuAZ and or 4×4 of some type are sitting ready to be used for that purpose. There are several LuAZ around Moscow and the price is dropping, because the winter is over and demand is going away…

This is the one I want and it is time to look seriously at it. This one has a plow and top carrier, all in good shape. This is a serious vehicle and is really the “Snow Queen” as Russians say…

65,000 rubles buys such a vehicle in very good shape….

RUB Russian Ruble to USD United States Dollar Currency Rates Today: Sunday, 26/03/2017

65 000.00 ₽ = 1 141.3761 $

Inverse: 1.00 USD = 3701672 RUB
Selling 65 000.00 RUB you get 1 141.38 USD
Buying 65 000.00 RUB you pay 1 152.79 USD

It will be cheaper than that when I get done. This is only able to happen because people have donated from all over the world, funds for acquiring such a vehicle…. I will bargain and we will reach a consensus, if not, I move on to another one. It is how I did with Sammy the Volga. We cut 10,000 rubles off her price…

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America has become the country of, “Trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear!”

No matter what happens, black is white and white is black and this is on both sides of the field of battle. There simply is no way that 50% of the populace can see eye to eye with the other 50% of the populace. It simply is a non-unified country. America is as divided as it can be and it is getting worse. The division is all the way from the ghettos to the White House of America…

If something as simple as a stick is stuck in the mud, it seems that literally everyone thinks something different than the other as to why that stick is stuck in the mud? When it simply is a damn stick stuck in the mud and most likely the little boy or girl is sticking another stick into the mud as you ponder such great intellectual theories, as to why that stick is in the mud…

Black is black, except when someone dislikes the color black, then white is white except when white is too, well white. Then we must make black the new color white and white the new color black, but when it does not fit the situation, we must add another color and call it something else…

Humans are not interesting anymore…

Humans for the most part have become ignorant of the fact that they are part of a greater universe and actually humans are a small part of all we can see or think and or even do, but we are the center of the universe and that has been mentally true since man first walked the earth. Maybe it is time to look around and see what the hell is going on, instead of always dancing on someone else’s grave. Actually dancing on the grave would be an improvement for most humans. We like to actually dance on other’s souls as they still live and breath on this earth…

Humans are not interesting anymore…. We have sold our souls for trinkets…

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I wish I may and wish I might, wish upon a star tonight…

WtR

Svetochka comes today!

Bear and Boza dance, dance and dance. Then I looked at the news and simply thought, “How stupid everything is!”

Well not everything and that is why Boza and I chose to dance and get ready for Svetochka…

Svetochka is the greatest girl in the world and we miss her. So it is time to get the Tiny Russian Village home looking like we are good bear and doggy. Yesterday I cleaned outside, for the snow has finally left and it left all trash gathered in it, right where it melted. Today, I will clean on the inside of the home, for bears and doggies are stinky compared to girls and that is important to remember when a girl comes around… 🙂

What are Little Boys made of…

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That’s what little boys are made of !”
What are little girls made of?
“Sugar and spice and all things nice
That’s what little girls are made of!

Thus that leads us to this poem…

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and spice
and everything nice
that’s what little girls are made of

Sunshine and rainbows
and ribbons for hair bows
that’s what little girls are made of

Tea parties, laces
and baby doll faces
that’s what little girls are made of

Hmm! I think Svetochka frowns at the girls made of stuff. But she would agree that Bear and Boza fit what boys are made of…

Myself; I like Svetochka just as she is. Our girl…

WtR