It’s raining this Russian morning in TRV and I am sipping coffee and thinking…

Fall is here. The leaves are changing, the fields are brown, The mosquitoes are almost gone, the horseflies have said goodbye, the days are getting very short quickly, single digit temperatures at night, only twenty degrees high in the daytime and the migratory birds are all practicing flying formation to get ready…

In about four months I have gone from the end of winter and now am staring at the start of winter again. For fall is very short, just like spring and summer here in Russia. Summer as normal was about two to three weeks long….I never stopped wearing long sleeves and winter pants. In Russia the only change of clothing to summer is to stop wearing long underwear and not have on three shirts and a coat. It is looking like soon that the long-johns will be going back on…

At 3 a.m. I was woke. It was not just a few weeks ago that I was walking at this time and it was very light out. I woke to pure darkness and shook my head as I said to nobody in particular, “How did the earth tilt so fast again?”

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all that spring, summer and fall bring and we still have some warm days to come, but in Russia, I have to start getting mentally prepared for winter and do not let your guard down….winter will catch you off guard easily…

Projects have to be either finished up and done and or do not even start them…


Today I have to get a tire fixed on Sammy the Volga. A very slow leak that takes four or five days to go down has developed and there is a place in a nearby village that repairs tires. So knowing Russia, I will be trying to get the tire fixed from 8 a.m. to at least Noon….things move slow here in Russia and there will not be any other customers, just me….I promise that is true and it took me awhile to get use to such ways of life…


Russia has really thrown a wrench in the Global Bull Sh#$….First on a vaccine for coronavirus and for us here in Russia, things will basically go back to normal (Okay, as normal as Russians can ever be). Does not matter what you think of it all. Russia found a way to “middle finger” the west and its antics…

I don’t fall for all the hype over this virus, but I am not stupid either and am thankful that Russia has thrown a wrench in the spanners, so to say…

Time to get the vaccine (I trust the Russian vaccine long before I would trust one from the Western Empire.) and get on with life. Think you in the western world will see the same? Yea, maybe 2021….maybe!


Sveta and I have to start thinking about where to go and spend a vacation. I really want to get back to Ajman, Emirate and enjoy the lights fantastic. I hope soon that we can get there without too much coronavirus issues…

Our favorite hotel there has offered us some free rooms for several nights and the food is just fantastic, not to say that the ocean is crystal clear and the people all over Ajman are very friendly. I would love to have a winter home there to spend time to recharge the batteries, so to say…


Still raining, yet it is finally light out and I really want to walk. Therefore, I am ending this thinking session and going to go out and enjoy the light rain. Gotta take what you get as dealt by the cards and make do. Time to wake up and smell the coffee…

WtR

 

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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