Travel in Russia: Are you a Spy? and Other Thoughts… (Part 4)

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I woke the next morning and found that the fire had died and I was uncovered and frozen half to death. Sveta was happy as a “bug in a rug” with three blankets wrapped around her and I just smiled as I could tell she was happy. I got up and stepped outside into the sunshine and stood there for 10 minutes and absorbed the suns rays of warmth. Then a Cuckoo bird started singing and that is when I knew all was perfect in the world. Nothing mattered except a fresh cup of coffee and sitting listening to the world sing away the morning…

hot-cup-of-coffeeThat is exactly what I did! Boiled the water and made myself a cup of coffee with lots of milk…

I looked over the yard after I drank that wonderful cup of coffee and noticed all that had to be fixed. So as the second day went on, I fixed the outhouse, fence around the yard and cooked shashlyk…

What? You want to know what shashlyk is? (шашлы́к)

Well if I used the term BBQ then maybe you would know what it is. Shashlyk is the ultimate in Russian food in the summer. It is the Russian “shish kabob” of the western world. We make it from pork, beef, chicken or turkey and sometimes we buy it pre-made or most of the time we just cut up fresh meat and grill away. Salt is all that is necessary. We have just about wore our cheap little grill, plum away and need to get a new one the next time we go down to the village…

The week started out with no mosquitoes and that was very nice, but I was happy too soon. As the week wore on and the heat built up. The mosquitoes decided to wake up. I have talked about Russian mosquitoes before and they are terrible… (mosquitoes)

I wont bather you with the village details. But I can give you the links to the articles that I wrote while in the village…

Russian Village: We Explore the Huge Carp Lake Pumps…

In Russian Village – Victory Day: 05-09-2013…

Russian Village: Sveta is Having to Work by Phone…

The Russian Village: Peace and Quiet…

From Russian Village: Carburetor is Installed…

It is Easter in Russia: May 5th, 2013…

My Russian Gal Smiles: Even as I bury the Volga in Mud…

Wow I did not realize that I wrote so much in the village. Time to start home…

Part 4 is done and Part 5 next… (Part 1 is herePart 2 is herePart 3 is here)

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Windows to Russia…

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?

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