God willing and the Creek don’t rise…

Sveta will be here tonight for nine days and then the next time she comes after that, we will be driving home to Moscow. Just about one month left and my escapades in the Russian Village will be over for a while. Sveta and I want to travel the world for about a month and then settle in for a long winter in Moscow. Next year I will be coming to the village as soon as possible and try to spend about seven months here. This time I have spent about five months in the Russian Village…

So; God willing and the Creek don’t rise, my sweetie will be here tonight…

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The ultimate goal is to live full-time in the village, for I’ve healed a bunch in this old monastery village. Diabetics have feet issues and mine have healed literally completely, I have been able to walk safely without shoes, Moscow does not allow that pleasure for me. Too many issues can arise…

I can walk for hours now and not have repercussions later. My heart is stronger and I am doing very good in the village. My fear is to relapse in Moscow back to the conditions caused by the pressures of a big city and Moscow is a big city…

Next year I will plant a garden, I have watched what everyone else grows and after watching, realize what is good to grow or not due to the soil conditions. The only thing I will not grow is potatoes, for I just am not able to eat them and Russians do grow potatoes and potatoes and potatoes… 🙂

Red Beets and tomatoes grow like crazy here and I will for sure plant them. I see radishes are common also…

So; God willing and the Creek don’t rise, I will one day live in this Russian Village full time…

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I want to say a tidbit about the bell tower at the monastery; they have reached the top floor and the roof is next. Well I assume that they will replace the bell beams and then the roof. I am hoping that I get to see the roof finished and most likely I will get to. Winter is coming and they have to roof it, so that all their work on the floors is not ruined. It snows hard and it snows deep here and the floors would warp and twist in the -30 below temperatures, from the moisture…

It is interesting to see men standing in the very top windows of the bell tower, I remember when you had to be careful for falling rotted beams on the inside and outside of the tower, now they are rebuilding this old tower and it is just right…

I understand that the bells for this tower are hidden away from many years ago and they will be put back into the bell tower when all is done…

So; God willing and the Creek don’t rise, next year the bell tower will be ringing her bells…

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