Time to check/winterize Sammy the Volga and what happened to the model?

So today I go to the Big Village and gather antifreeze, oil filter, oil, new fan temp switch and some other goodies to winterize Sammy. Sammy the Volga has to survive through up to -40 C winters and that means maintenance is vital. Though, I have to say, when it gets that cold, I do not attempt to start her (much less start myself). Just not worth it…

Looks like we will get a break from all the rain, so time to get things done…

Sammy The Volga Model is done and working out the shipping issues…

Things that ship from the USA almost always end up a real hassle…

https://parcelsapp.com/en/tracking/UH037881365US

75 days and last known was Nairobi, Kenya? No idea why the US sent it to Kenya in the first place when in the past anything shipped from the US has gone into Europe proper, not Africa to get to Russia…

24 Jul 2021 14:15
Departed. Your item departed a transfer airport in JOMO KENYATTA INTL, NAIROBI, KENYA on July 24, 2021 at 2:15 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination. NAIROBI, KENYA

Maybe the model had to drive itself the rest of the way? Or someone really liked it and stole it? Or it has been smashed flat as a pancake and paves a road somewhere? Or…

At least we have images of her!

That damn Postal Monster better stay away from Sammy…

Where oh where is our package?

WtR

This is another for information, for future issues article at TRV… (Electric Company in Ryazan Area ignoring rotted power pole and falling home.)

we are trying to keep our power pole from falling and tearing a huge hole in our roof of our village home. The power company is not interested, being that it is their power pole on their right of way, kinda does not make sense to me. Yet, it is an issue that will hurt us in the end…

So….the home that is rotting with live wires attached and these wires are directly in a line pulling against our system, has half collapsed and is about ready to fall completely. This also does not even stress enough about the fire hazard that will ensue due to live wires and a rotting dry home with twenty years of dried grass and weeds surrounding the home……

In Russia you try to get others to do their job, yet you always end up doing it for them…

Just looking around in my morning and evening walks around Russia…

So for the record:

Dear Power Company:

When the home (The home that has been mentioned and the power poles that have been mentioned in several emails sent to you prior. Along with images.) that is near our home falls? The ripped down live power lines will pull our pole down and tear a hole in the roof of our home. This will also start a fire and burn down the village. I would like to get the power wires cut to the falling home to stop what will be a very bad situation for everyone involved.

Sincerely Yours

Kyle and Sveta Keeton

WtR