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Today I finish Water Pump on Volga…

good-coffeeI still have the fan shroud to put back on and clean up the car. Sammy the Volga is leak free now. The old water pump was a surprise when I pulled it off; it had been JB Welded for cracks and half packed with gasket sealer. Sammy never ran hot, but we had a terrible time getting heat in the winter, now I know why. Therefore, I will be replacing the heater core when I finally have the money. I am positive that the heater core is clogged with red gasket sealer… 🙁

Crappy mechanics irritate me, be they professional or shade tree variety. I am lucky that I inherited the ability to do my own work, from my dad and grandfathers. It come naturally, even if I am typing with hands blackened by old oil, I enjoy the work…

Vova kept coming by and telling me what I was doing wrong and or right. He said, “I could make good money fixing cars!”

He is right and I will think about it…

Vova is one of those types that knows everything and knows very little at the same time. We all know such people and we all befriend them. They mean well and as he told all about what he knows, he finally said, “Tomorrow, Soup at my place, for a good job!” Vova can make a fantastic soup, that he does right….Yummy…

Vova is a good man and means well in all he does and says. His moral support helped me get the Volga done! 🙂

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Boza is officially well and he ate almost 20 packs of food yesterday. He ate, drank water and went and did his doggy thing outside all day. He said it is time to find girls and he needs his energy! I just rolled my eyes at that and told him, mommy is the only girl in his life. He sighed and kept eating…

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It got to +2 last night! Only +14 yesterday and looks like today will be only + 16. Today is gonna be a sunshiny day!

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indexTidbit of information. Mosquitall is the damn best mosquito killer and repellent I have ever seen. If you come to Russia and play in a dacha or village, buy some of this Russian made product. It drops the mosquitoes like they are hit by lightning and is safe to use for us humans. Well do not drink it! I finally found a source for the product, Magnet Markets, a grocery store all over Russia. I picked up a bunch of the stuff and it is cheap to boot…

Those damn demons are dead before they hit the ground….Oh how sweet it is….Makes my outhouse excursions easier by far…

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Photo0031Yesterday I built a sweet pea trellis! It is ugly but will work and do what is needed. Besides in a month, you will not see the trellis, it will be covered in pea vines…

The pea plants are putting out tendrils as I write this article and looking for a place to grab onto. I can not wait to have sweet young peas to munch on. I use to eat more than I shelled and my grandma, would get after me, but she always let me eat them. She knew they were good for me…

This week I have to cut stakes and tie up the tomato plants. It is time…

I have to start thinning the spinach, beets, turnips and rutabagas. It is salad time and I have a garlic dressing waiting, just for this purpose… Yummy…

The potatoes are wonderful and we have 38 plants growing like crazy. Blue eyed potatoes and we can not wait to see how they taste…

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Boza says, "Hi World!"
Boza says, “Hi World!”

I had to end with Bozochka, my partner in crime! Well at least when Svetochka is not around. Sveta is a good partner in crime, but Boza works hard at taking up the slack. It is hard to believe that he was hours from death less than a week ago. I keep his walks short and keep lots of food for him. Good to have my straw boss back, he watched carefully yesterday, while I worked on the car…

WtR

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