From boarded up windows and rotted front steps… (Nikolai’s Home)

I realize that Nikolai was failing the last few years of his life. Yet he still gathered all that was needed as per material items and other supplies, to do all the projects and finish the home. Being in the mid 80’s before he died, I can see how the work changed that he performed and I have stayed true the best I can to leaving the good and bad. I straightened this and that and I replaced what he had projects in the working(s) and I understand even more about the man. The home is a tribute to Nikolai and it will stay that way as long as I live…

I have literally used everything in materials that he had stored and it took everything to bring the home back to its original glory. Yes it is just a Tiny Russian Village Home, yet, he rebuilt the core of the home after his sister died and it was in very bad shape. I wish I had images of that era!

I have tried my best to make a real home of the place and not a place that is stayed at a few months at a time…

One of the last things to do is to build a brick wood stove inside and I will next year, if God allows and willing, I will myself build a wood stove from scratch. I have made my mind up and if Svetochka is for it, I have been planning and drawing the designs to install the heat source. Nikolai had removed the original gigantic wood stoves so typical of Russian homes in the villages. I will not go back to such a wood stove, but I will be creative and blend modern stovepipe work with a small brick oven stove…

I like this video…

Have a nice day…

WtR

Russia does have rules for these things…
https://internet-law.ru/gosts/gost/60170/

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.