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Yesterday we were snowed in for the next few months…

No getting out now. I made my last trip for a few months several days ago. Once the serious snow hits, that is it and unless you have a decent 4×4 you are going nowhere. That is why I am searching for that perfect cheap 4×4 to use in the Tiny Russian Village…. Drifting snow is the killer…

Pretty simple; If you do not have enough food, water and firewood? You are in trouble…

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imagesThis is the type of 4×4 I have settled on finding. To buy it very cheap (I mean under 50,000 rubles,) you can even get them paperless, as in no registration. Out in the boonies, who cares and all it needs to do is get to the Fish Village. Then supplies are easily gathered for super bad winters. If you get such a vehicle, you can and ultimately will get it tagged properly, but it has really only one purpose; to get around when the going gets tough…. I am seeing them for 25,000 to 50,000 rubles and in decent shape. Time to get a 4×4 and or get a limited slip rear end under our Sammy the Volga…

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The bird in the image above is beautiful and he sings so heavenly. I have seen three of them at a time and they are really cool. They are around now, because I feed the birds and they enjoy the birdbrain buffet…

Maybe Svetochka can find out what they are called. She has lots of forums to show pictures on with people that would know…

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Russians love their vans… They are tanks and they look like hell after years of the snow and back roads, but who cares!

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Though truthfully, I would rather make Sammy into that tank and maybe next summer, we will gather enough money to get a limited slip rear end put under her. That will make her get around almost as well, just the depth of the snow will be a factor…. Dreams are good and something to work for. I have the money set aside, for people have donated for a 4×4 and when I find the right one, we can buy it. Down in the small villages these vehicles are plentiful and it will pop up one day… 😉

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-16 this morning. Boza let me sleep until 4 a.m. and then we walked for an hour. The air was crisp and the world was so beautiful in the flashlight I carried. Blood sugar was 5.2 mmol/l when I woke and I ate a pear and two cups of coffee. I feel good this morning and getting orientated to the cold weather more and more everyday. What was cold when I got here is now t-shirt weather, It is strange how we adjust. If we give ourselves a chance…

I keep the house dry and at first it is effecting to the lips and feet and such. Then after a week or so, you adapt and life becomes good. Keeping the inner home dry makes snow brought in a short time to melt issue and dry up. My boots dry fast and that is important when you walk so much. I wear valenki boots when the temperature gets cold and the snow is deep…

I have three pair! short ones, medium tall ones and very tall ones… Few more days of all this snow, the tallest ones will be brought out to play in…

Have a nice day…

WtR

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