Svetochka and I walked to get my test strips for sugar…

Still New Year here…

Had to walk across town to get more test strips for my sugar tester. Diabetes is no fun, but you don’t need fun all the time to have a good life. Right?

About -12 below zero and lots of people were out walking everywhere. It was a good walk, we even took a short bus ride to make life more interesting. We ended up at Globus and ate dinner there. Good stuff… (We walked about 8 kilometers total.)

The tester I use has very limited places to get test strips in Moscow. In the tiny Russian Village no issue to get these strips, but as with some particular items, Moscow has regulations imposed upon certain things. Mainly political/money issues that do not rear their head in the rest of Russia…

I have said many times, “Moscow is not Russia!”

You have Russia then you have Moscow and the two do not mix all the time….it is interesting to watch and see and deal with….perfect example is these test strips; They are normal stock in the villages, but in Moscow there is literally only one place to get them and no one else will carry them and or care to carry them. We are lucky that the one spot is close by…

This same type of issue applies to milk, soda, coffee and to make it clear, just about any food items, drugs, tools and well anything…

I got use to certain items and found no issues in the villages with getting certain drugs and stuff. Once I came to Moscow again. I found that I had to change things, because items are not sold in Moscow that are sold in the villages. This expands to the Moscow area also…

We have some favorite soft drinks/lemonade available in the Russian small villages and it is unavailable in Moscow… 🙁

We have fantastic sterilized milk that comes from Ryazan, Russia and you could not find it for your life in Moscow, Russia but, I can find it all over the rest of Russia otherwise. Moscow milk is not up to the quality that villagers take for granted and Svetochka and I will buy cases of milk to have in Moscow. The milk from Ryazan is that good…

Why is this? Dunno, don’t care, Moscow’s loss, is how I look at it…

We got our strips and ordered 10 more boxes w/100 strips each and they will call when they get in. Time to stock up….by the way, the strips I use are extremely good quality at a extremely good cheap price. The meter was reading almost perfect to what the doctors came up with as they tested my blood sugar levels themselves recently. I cannot say that about all other meters I have used in the past…

I miss the Tiny Russian Village. Image above reminds me, I have to rebuild the stove this next summer… 😉

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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