I dunno, but it goes something like this…

Sammy as when she was new!

Today we put drops on Boza’s back for ticks and fleas. (Lets hope that he does not get sick from all the medicines…) We make lists for things we need to take and buy to go to the Tiny Russian Village. Then Sunday morning early early early we leave and make the 9 hr trip to the village…

Once to the Tiny Russian Village we call our friend there who will do the body work on Sammy the Volga and go to the store. Stock up at the store with food for two weeks and leave Sammy in the Big Village after driving (and dropping off supplies) to the Tiny Russian Village…. Most likely Monday, we will take Sammy to the Big Village…

Then we will walk to the bus stop and walk to the nearby villages if we need anything…

It could happen that way, but this is Russia and things never happen the way you want in Russia. Russia is just too laid back in life to push too hard. But Sammy needs work done and that we will push on…

We call him Ernie, the young man who works on Sammy. He will finish the engine details, install a new water pump and serpentine belt, then install two front doors (hanging on his shop wall,) cut out and replace all rocker panels, fix the frame in one spot, apply body putty, primer and paint the whole car…

Sammy is getting a facelift or maybe better yet; a body lift…. Thanks to donations to WtR. People are very generous and wonderful. It is fantastic that people from all over the world donate to help Boza and even Sammy our Volga…

Ernie has plenty of spare old Volga’s to garner parts from…

By the way for all Volga car lovers; Sammy is running like a top after her new engine was put in. It is still hard for me to keep the speed down. Before she was just not capable of setting speed records, but now she flies with some of the best on the road. I am amazed at the power difference between the worn out model 402 engine and this used model 406 engine…

We also need to look at a UAZ that he (Ernie) knows about for sell. This is what we have been keeping the money donated for a 4X4 and a UAZ is a beast. The Tiny Russian Village needs a real 4X4 to survive the winters. Though it is looking like this winter, Boza and I will be in Moscow. Then after he gets all his eye issues done, we will spend a year in the Tiny Russian Village again…

We can dream, can’t we?

WtR


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