Russian Village Coffee Thoughts… (08-06-2014)

Morning everyone!

I thought I would spiel a few rambling thoughts this morning and I will start with our electrical situation in the Russian Village. Then I will talk about our new village washing machine and maybe wander around to anything else that excites me…

We were amazed and happy for within a day, one of the village guys (I call him Volva,) climbed up the tower and swapped circuits to put us back online. Then he called the power company and told them that they did not have to come out. That is how it is done in the village, for the power company would most likely have taken several days to get here, for it was not considered an emergency…

I have seen in the past how the villagers fix everything themselves, including messing around with the power lines. This same man who fixed the power in the village, ended up also rewiring around a power pole that broke in the storm the day before. He just does it and as with everyone, they all just do it. It is called survival…

The new old market:

Sveta and I found the market in the big village. It had disappeared and we had no idea what happened. It use to be on main street in the village and was a circus and a half. I guess that it caused too many issues with traffic and such, so they moved the market to a huge parking lot in a field. Now I have to say that for some reason there was a huge field with a very large slab of pavement on it, just on the outskirts of the village. The asphalt was even originally stripped for parking places, but it has nothing but a few village homes near it. Very strange for a city that hardly cares to pave the busy roads, much less a field. Nevertheless, it is there and it makes a wonderful place for a Sunday Market in the big village. Next Sunday we will go and buy stuff, I will take pictures then…

Our new washing machine:

Sveta and I gathered the idea to buy a small washing machine. Something that you pour water into from a bucket, add soap and churn away. We found what we wanted at the market, but they were closing down, just not able to help at that point. That is the Russian way and it is fine and for the better, I have learned…

b75Sveta remembered that the local grocery store had some machines also. We then proceeded to go there and found a machine that fit our needs and was cheaper. It is Russian made (www.soate.ru – they make Russian car parts) and cost 2100 rubles. The next day we washed clothes…

It takes 27 liters of water, just a touch of soap and runs 6 minutes, drain and then you have to repeat with just plain water. Wow oh wow does this thing clean. We are in heaven, we have a washing machine in the Russian Village…

“God Bless America” for we need to be after our president:

This brings me to something that should have embarrassed Obama, for he did embarrass America and now the world is laughing at some statements he said!

He (Obama) actually is stupid enough to say in an interview, “I do think it’s important to keep perspective. Russia doesn’t make anything,” This kinda goes along with his statement about Americans, “You didn’t build this!”

Well with no respect for you (Obama) left, ” There is nothing in Russia that I can not buy and that is not Russian made! From refrigerators to computers and smartphones.” I say also, “Only a moron for an individual would make the statements that you made about Russia and China in that interview and the world is judging you right now, for your future is bleak indeed…”

Lets give some quotes from the Commander-in-Chief of Never Never Land…

Obama downplayed Moscow’s role in the world, dismissing President Vladimir Putin as a leader causing short-term trouble for political gain that will hurt Russia in the long-term.

“I do think it’s important to keep perspective. Russia doesn’t make anything,” Obama said in the interview.

“Immigrants aren’t rushing to Moscow in search of opportunity. The life expectancy of the Russian male is around 60 years old. The population is shrinking,” he said.

Talk about using 15 year outdated data, Russia has children everywhere, life expectancy has gone up considerably and Obama is talking about himself instead of Putin. Obama is one sick puppy and that is that. This is what makes our country look like the bully and baby on the playground…

Hmm… let me see if I’m clear on this. He speaks of a country that doesn’t make anything and has a leader that is causing short-term trouble for political gain that will hurt that country in the long-term. Is he talking about Russia… or the USA?

So please America, grab the bandwagon and play your stupid ass tunes down the street and when the cliff comes, walk off it. You wanted him and you got him, the president many call messiah…

Good got that out of my system…

Have a wonderful day, for we will. The day is beautiful and with the rain yesterday, the flowers have come back in full bloom…

Yes I am thankful to be in Russia…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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