Been snowing for two days and life goes on…

Yesterday I had to go out in the snow and work on the car. We had a dead miss in the ignition system and I had to fix it, just so we could get to the doctor for Boza. I fixed it and was soaked to the bones…

We have a saying, “Niggar-Rigged” and or the original “Jury-Rigged” and or Niggardly… Stop! Before getting an attitude it is not related to the word “Nigger…”

So with a little bit of old parts, new parts and some duck-tape and bailing wire, Sammy the Volga ran like a top, but needs new parts…. See niggard-rigged…

In the next few weeks, I will put new spark plugs and wires on her. It seems that we had and have a bunch of mismatched plugs and wires to deal with. Therefore, I will start from scratch and put new spark plugs and new wires on her when the weather breaks…. Today Svetochka and I will go buy new ones to get the job done…

I have a new water pump waiting and now in the Que is the ignition to finish, It is always something and never ends. Especially when it does not stop snowing and spring keeps waiting in the background hiding…

We had to get to the doctor for Boza and here is what we found out…

Boza has one eye that has responded perfectly to the medicine. His right eye is at 12 mm Hg and we cannot ask for any better than that. But! His left eye is still at 60 mm Hg and plus. This is bad and we will keep doing his medicine and go see the doctor again next Tuesday…

There will two doctors to look at him (one is a doggy surgeon,) I suspect that his left eye will have to be operated on to relieve the pressure. Not going to be a happy doggy, but we must get the eye pressure down…

So lets hope the weather breaks and I am able to spend a few hours tuning Sammy the Volga up. Though it was nice how well she ran yesterday. We have one fast and powerful Volga Wagon… 😉 But I have to install a water pump soon. It will take more than a few hours though and something new cropped up yesterday, the heater core seems to be plugged and heat, in this cold wet weather was not to be found. She ran good and never over heated, but all we had was cold air inside the car. Yes, heater core it is…

Another thing that has to be done is take Sammy to a body shop. It is time to get two new doors, rocker panels and some other body work done. Then painted back to the original color. Sammy is a great car and she needs a new dress put on, so that she will be oohed and awed at as she runs around…

Volga’s are becoming rare and Volga wagons are even more rare. In a few more years she will be a classic. Good girl she is…

Oh yes! It is starting to look a lot like Christmas…

“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas” by Johnny Mathis (Lyrics)

And or maybe better yet…

Now that is Russia…

WtR

About Кайл Китон

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон