Russian Village Photo Day… (06-30-2014)

I did not think gates would be so soon, but they are serious and getting gates installed at the Bell Tower. They are pretty good, but definitely not near as heavy as the original. That is a sad sign of times and quality suffers in this day and age…

I enjoy watching what they are doing to the monastery and will keep taking pictures as they do the work. It is an interest to Boza and I, of course… 🙂

I have been tracing the water issue in the village from the old days and have discovered that the homes associated with the school of the deaf and blind installed her during Soviet times, had steam heat, running water (cold and hot) and two wells to draw water from. The image above is a manhole behind a home, the cover was there a few years ago and has been stolen now. I took this recent picture, for these are behind all homes that belonged to the school. I have found galvanized water pipes in various areas and they all lead to the water towers from the old days. This village at one time had a pressurized water system and a number of places had radiator heat, plus hot water to wash you tiny rear end with…

When the school was shut done, so fell the utilities in fast order…

Picture of our Sammy the Volga as she sits right now this morning. I had to mention that we bought some parts for her yesterday and I picked up a new distributor for her. The one in her has 200,000 plus kilometers and is starting to become unable to be properly adjusted. She is forgiving, but you need new parts at times and I always smile when I buy parts for Sammy. For the distributor only cost $30 or around a 1000 rubles. It is brand new and beautiful. When I get time I will install it and make her a happy girl…

We also ordered a new carburetor, for she seems to not like her carbs (pun intended!) That should be here next week, we will see what that costs when it comes…

Just thought everyone would like to see what Boza and I saw as we walked the village this morning. Sveta has gone back to Moscow and Boza and I always have a grouchy day after she leaves. It is kinda like a bit of sunshine goes away with her, but it always comes back when she graces our doorsteps again…

Have a nice day…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…


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