Tiny Russian Village – Oh Yes!

Long hard trip down to the Tiny Russian Village…

indexSnowed, rained, sleeted and cold cold cold. But we made it and drove all the way to the Tiny Russian Village with no issues to speak of. Just nerve wracking for this bear. I have said many times, “Russians suck at driving!”

Father Pavel was at the village and he looks to be trying to figure out how he can live in the Tiny Russian Village year around. He was so glad to see us and was happy that this American is back for the winter. This makes just four of us all winter. Vova, Nina, Nikolai and I are all that is left. I would be happy to have Father Pavel all winter also. He has issues for a home to live in. The church which is a home converted to a church, can not by their rules, be used to stay in. The bell tower is not ready yet and another home they have, has too many issues. He knows that if he lived here, his flock would be up and down the mountain all the time and bring life back to this Tiny Russian Village…

Svetochka and I will spend several days in the Big Village and we have to do banking issues, gather more winter supplies and just look around and see what is happening. Time moves slowly in the villages of Russia. While time moves fast in Moscow and things change like the wind. The villages resist change like a willow tree in a storm. It is nice and makes the villages the place to be…

We also need to get hold of our mechanic in the Big Village, the one who installed our engine, he has to finish up a few small issues and check the car over again. Sammy the Volga did fantastic coming down and is such a pleasure to drive. She may be a Volga, old and cantankerous, but she is reliable and fun to drive. I can honestly say, “I have owned dozens of cars, from expensive to cheap and the Volga’s we have owned are the best cars I have ever driven!”

We have had two Volga’s since I have been to Russia. A model 2410 called Nelly and the one we have now a model 310221 called Sammy…

Going to make this short today. Still have to work on the laptop. Some reason the Windows OS simply broke while it set waiting for me to come back. It was turned off and when turned back on, no worky againy…

So I have reinstalled Windows 7 and having to get everything set back up again. I have two back up drives and everything was there waiting to reinstall. Not sure what happened, but Windows would not start and it was unable to fix itself, with the startup repair. I am going to have to figure this out. I do not want to have that happen again. Therefore, that is why I make backups and such…

Yes, it is nice to be back in the Tiny Russian Village… More tomorrow…

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?