Coffee and those Village Thinking’s…

My foot is almost healed, or at least enough to allow me to run around again. I have always healed fast and in the past have worked with a broken foot and did not know it. This time after stepping on a nail and being diabetic, I played it smart and kept the bandage clean and the foot wrapped. That is not to say that I did not walk all over the place, when I should not have and please do not tell Sveta, for she will whoop me for not resting like I should…

Yesterday Boza and I went to the river and while I ignored the river for the most part, I went to take some pictures of a frog pond I found. Then I realized that I had a brand new picture of a shot of the village. So the image above is the village, the frog pond and our Volga. The Volga named Sammy and she is the toughest car/truck I have ever owned and I have owned a bunch in my time. This Volga has gone through terrible roads and survived with flying colors. I smile as I think of her, she takes a licking and keeps on ticking…

Since I am seeing a whole bunch of new readers in the last few weeks. I thought I would put a picture of Boza next…

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This is what he does best and that is to hide in the grass, until something like a mouse comes along or I move farther away and he has to get up. He loves to roll in the grass, but as you see he is observant and watchful of what I am doing. He is a good protector and very obedient…

Next the frog pond; What a wonderful treat to find in the field near the river. I found an area that was the remains of an old fish hatchery. The dams can be made out in the very top image above and there is a series of small ponds all over the land area that I am taking pictures of…

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Therefore I will get around better next week after my foot heals completely. It has been terrible and brought tears to my eyes several times as I stepped on things in the grass and such, things that were not soft, lets say…

This morning I heard church bells and I ran outside. The most beautiful sound in the world is (besides your wife telling you that she loves you of course,) are church bells. This was a recording, for the real bells are still aways from being installed, but it is a sign of progress and the monastery will be rebuilt. I stood for a long while and listened to the bells ring and it was beautiful, so I have a strong desire to stay on this earth long enough to see the real bells in place and hear them…

I have many incentives on this side of the world to live a long life…

I think I will end this today and get some other things done. I want to finish cleaning the inside of the cabin today and I need to run to the big village to get a supply of new food. I really do not want to drive into town and may not, for Sveta is coming Wednesday and stay until Sunday, I think her and I will shop at that point. I have plenty of food and will eat that…

Now you know a little bit more why I love Russia…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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  1. Happy for you! Stop messing around with that foot! YOU DO NEED TO REST IT AND MARCHING HERE AND THERE, BACK AND FORTH, IS STRESSING THE DAGGUM THING! Sheeesh.

    You’re as bad as my husband was…he was diabetic too, and had to march around all over the place with A BUM FOOT! He didn’t die of it, he stroked, but he still kept the sore from healing properly. You listen to Sveta –

    Anyway, love the pictures – I can almost smell the grass.

    Me

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