Coffee Time Photos (Monastery Church Roof and more…)

We take images of what is happening with the monastery. We am putting together all the images We have taken over the ten years and will present them to Father Pavel. Just as We have taken images of the new church roof and no one else has. We have some of the only images available for when the bell was installed. We also have images of when they attempted to build another church and that failed. We have thousands of images and the Orthodox Church should have these for their records…

We also have tens of thousands of images of the Tiny Russian Village and it has changed over the years. I need to post a photo gallery of some of the changes… Soon…

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This morning it is at -22 and dropping. The sky is crystal clear and I could see so many stars that the sky was just milky white colored. It is incredible to have the air so clean and clear that you can literally see forever…

It is getting light right now and Boza and I need to take a long walk, I just saw the outside temperature dip to -23 Celsius (-9.4 F) and it just seems like a perfect time to walk to the river and take some pictures…

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Svetochka is very happy!

She is walking Boza and comes back rosy cheeked and her and Boza are two peas in a pod. Svetochka is the best girl in the world and I make sure the home is warm and comfy for her. She deserves that!

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The church roof is going to be so beautiful when done. We have a mini Orthodox Church in our village and as Svetochka would say, “That is just right!”

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That is it! I am not going to say anything about the mess in America, for it does not matter. What matters is that I live in a world that has the best of the best! I have two wonderful helpers and they follow me everywhere, even to fill the well… 😉

That is life at its best, two buddies who cares about me…

Svetochka, Boza and I say, “доброе утро (dobroye utro)” or “Good morning”


A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.