They plowed us for a bottle of vodka…

A bottle of vodka costs 200 rubles or $3.36 as of right now at exchange rate, per Google. That bottle of vodka I keep hidden went to get our village plowed. I went down the hill and talked with the guy plowing and he said, “Not my job!”

I said as I thumped my neck (signal for getting a drink of vodka), “Big bottle for village!”

His eyes lit up and he plowed our village…. I handed him his bottle and off he went happy as can be. I have talked about how in the wilds of Russia, money does not count. Vodka is king and other items of food and drink also… 😉

I could have offered him a 1000 rubles and he would have said, “No, not his job!”

But, vodka is better than money, the money cannot buy vodka until he gets 20 kilometers back to civilization. But vodka is here and now, in your face and will warm the soul. Vodka in the Tiny Russian Village is real money…

I keep vodka in stock for such occasions…

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The Fish Village has about four of these little bulldozers. They rebuilt two of the engines, this is one of those and it really has the power now. I noticed that they had a blanket covering the engine! In this world, it is damn cold. And did I say damn cold? -20 almost as he finished plowing…

Right now according to my weather station, -23 outside and +20 inside. Good home and good and comfy to live in…

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I am upset at how my country (USA) has become the equivalent of a second rate Banana Republic and all I hear is crying / whining about everything and blaming everyone but ourselves for our shortcomings…

People we have got to get it together and accept responsibilities for our actions. We have to accept that we have messed up and we have to get our head screwed on straight and rebuild our country back to its former glory…

It can be done, but soon and maybe already, we will never be able to overcome our debt. 20,000,000,000,000 in admitted debt. That is beyond comprehension…

In fact it is actually beyond all known money on earth at this moment. we have created Pandora’s Box in the form of money and it is called greed…

So in other words, we (USA) owe more money than exists in a physical form?

This will not end well!

WtR


kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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