Brown almost instantly…

brown fields

I looked around yesterday and realized that the fields have gone brown. I looked at images I have taken and it seems that in the last week, the grasses have gone brown. The lush fields of green are gone, the flowers are gone and the trees are dropping their leaves…

I have said many times on this website, “There is basically two seasons in Russia! Winter and not winter…” It is all the same with minor variations…

The seasons or lack of seasons in Russia, is a good reason Russians like to travel to Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey. Besides great deals for tourism, Russians get to experience real weather changes. Not just dreary and cold…

The lakes here this summer, never got hot enough to swim in. That should tell you something…

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Eagle

A white-headed eagle? Not completely white, but this might be a young Bald Eagle? Not sure, but it is huge. Not quite as big as Mamma Brown Eagle, but almost. Russia has Bald Eagles…

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It is going to rain for about three days and I picked up Boza’s food today, plus extra supplies for him and I to eat happily if we get rained in for several days. I grabbed a few sticks of hard dried salted meat (don’t ask what kind of meat, I don’t) and we like to chew on that to act like we are tough and rough… (It has the consistency of the rat meat I ate in Cambodia many years ago! Pretty good…)

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I received a letter by e-mail from a friend in America; it talked about how he became fired from a job he had for 24 years. The company refuses to use full-time people anymore and will run the business with part-time and temp help. He has looked for a job and everything is part-time no benefits. He has found a new job and he has to go to the far east of the world to take this job. He is lucky he speaks several languages, but that does not help in America. He is upset up by the fact that he has kids and a wife and to support them he has to either work part-time job (several of them actually,) no benefits, or  get the world on a  platter and have fantastic benefits with pay in a far eastern country. But, his family by this action, will be separated…

He is just one of many I know and people are moving overseas to get the pay and benefits they use to get…

I wish him luck…

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spoonsThe kids are back in school in Russia and the Big Village had cars and people everywhere. I enjoyed myself and found something special for Vova. Vova, if you follow the website, plays spoons to his music and he is really good. Well to make a long story short, Vova left his spoons out on a table near the edge of his yard and when he went back to get them the next day, someone had stolen them. Most likely some of the kids that ride bikes and motorcycles up the hill all the time, took them to play with…

I searched the town over and finally found a little store, behind the main street and it had all sizes of these spoons. I found the best I could and brought them home to try to replace Vova’s spoons he lost…

This image right is exactly like the spoons I bought and I sneaked them up to his house, let Boza keep Miya (his huge dog) happy and quiet and left them where he will find them. I hope they work as good as his last ones. I loved it when he played the spoons with his favorite songs…

Vova playing the spoons and getting wild...
Vova playing the spoons and getting wild…

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The power went down while I was doing this post and so it got delayed a bunch of hours. The electric power has done great, but the Fish Village came up to the monastery with a huge backhoe and Mister Monk was there waving his staff of importance. He decided to clear some Monk paths near the transformers and the backhoe acting as a substitute staff of importance, hit our new power line! Zip, Zoom, Sing Sang, Sizzle and Oops; “We are sorry, we snapped the new line.”

They fixed it very fast and all is good… 🙂

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Just put on my work clothes and going to move the rest of the wood today. Got to get it stacked and covered, before a big rain hits. That way it stays dry for burning…

Yesterday, I scoped out a huge fallen tree trunk to use for two big stumps. One to sit on and one to work on. I need this badly and have found the stumps to do the job. I just have to cut them and then get them home. It is about a kilometer away and Sammy the Volga will have to go off-road a few hundred meters. I know it looks like all our roads are off-road, but when I mean off-road, I mean off any path, that any goat uses, anywhere and that includes cows… 🙂

I just hope my chainsaw is big enough to cut them? As I scratch my head thinking!

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20150505_204244Yes, now that is nice and warm. It is wet, cold, windy and dark today. Let a fire warm the spirits and the soul…

Have a nice day…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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