Svetochka in Moscow and time for coffee thoughts…

Svetochka is back in Moscow & Boza and I are looking at the next few weeks alone again. Then we will drive back to Moscow and I have to leave Russia, get my health checkups and other no fun things.Then back to the Tiny Russian Village to start major rebuilding projects, for which we have a ton of boards waiting still under the snow. I will finish the shower house, build a chicken coop and get the back wall of the home rebuilt. I also have to start cutting wood again for the wood stove…

We are without water in the Tiny Russian Village…

About a month now and it looks like we may be without a long time. Our village is just too small to matter to the bigger world and as we must do in the real world, we make our own way…. Soon the snow will not be an option and it looks as if I will have to go to the source in the woods and dig it out. We have a source of water, but it has been neglected over the last 10 years and needs some work. This is the original source of water that the Tiny Russian Village was founded near and what the monastery developed as a water source, time to redevelop it…

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Vova is upset that I have to leave for awhile. I am his mainstay in the Tiny Russian Village. Sometimes he seems to be more upset than I am…. But he has a growing rabbit farm and is busy trying to get new cages built for all his new rabbits. He has discovered that Russians love rabbits to eat and will pay a good price to get a rabbit cleaned to stew…

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Boza needs to walk… 😉

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Boza has been walked…

I am now sipping my second cup of coffee and Boza ate three packs of doggy food. This is a good thing and him and I will get back on track today. We miss our sweet pea, she is our buddy in crime and always wants to go and do what Boza and I want to do. Svetochka amazes me at times, she really is a tough girl and will walk off the end of the earth with us…

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Sammy the Volga…

She sat buried in snow for about three months. I finally could get her cleared and yesterday, I fired her up. The new engine fired right off and she started to purr like a kitten. Svetochka, Boza and I went to town yesterday morning and got water and some more sunflower seeds. Birdbrains have eaten everything in sight. Sammy needed a few adjustments after she warmed up, but she ran like a top and Svetochka sat in her copilot seat and grinned all the way to town…

I have to say; A Volga is one fantastic car and I know. I have owned two of them in Russia. The first one was stolen, stripped and burned. Her name was Nelly. But, Sammy is newer and is a road car and a half. Just a dream to drive on the main highways…

Our Volga has Been Found – Stripped and Burned!

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Svetochka found a new cell phone for me. It is made, raised and born in South Korea. This is not a phone that can just be bought anywhere and it is a phone sold through KT Powertel. A huge SK PTP phone system…

http://www.okhana.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?branduid=1 is 673780&xcode=001&mcode=001&scode=&type=X&sort=order&cur_code=001&GfDT=b2V9

The site above is one of the few sites that advertise such a phone. Like I said, it is specifically designed for South Korea. But…. It works perfect in Russia and is waterproof and crush resistant. I think this is my Christmas, New Year and Birthday gift. Sweet Pea is and knows what I need…. Bear and his toys and lets hope this phone survives?

Best phone I have ever seen and used. Would like to get another KT Powertell phone for Svetochka and use the PTP to communicate in the Tiny Russian Village… Like a walkie talkie…

I guess she got worried about me and no phone soon in the village. That could be an issue and I was on my last phone. It was borderline and the thought was going through my head to buy a used Nokia to get by. But now all is solved…

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The next few days will be cold here in the Tiny Russian Village. -7 this morning and -10 later tonight. It looks like about four days of Old Man Winter trying to keep his former glory, but spring is here and the snow is melting. The days are getting longer and longer, plus it is time to dream about what to plant this year in the garden. I have decided to plant sunflowers, for their seeds are beloved by the sparrows and chickadees in the winter time. We kept hundreds of birds alive this winter that would have perished. They sing good morning and goodnight everyday. Very thankful birdies to say the least…

It was a very very hard winter and Boza and I learned survival this winter. Days and days of -25 below cold, toughens you up…

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We got a huge carp from Vova. I cleaned it carefully in -5 weather, as my fingers froze, then cut it in half. Svetochka had two good meals from this fish. Svetochka, like 99% of the Russians, just simply love fish and eat fish as often as they can. Carp is a Russian favorite and Svetochka had some tender, delicious carp this last week…

Russia: Grass Carp is a Delicacy!

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Boza will rest today and I will start getting ready to clean the backyard and lay out the plans for a chicken coop. Next year we must have chickens. Fresh eggs are a must for a good life…

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Time to go! The sun is shining, the air is crispy cold and life is really A-Okay!

Have a nice day and come back to see what is happening at the Tiny Russian Village…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, who has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home (&) Honestly, I have no idea how much to ask for, but is a gift of even $1 something you'd be able to consider, to help keep Windows to Russia online in a Tiny Russian Village?