Nowhere better than TRV…

Dance bear dance

Last night Svetochka hopped the train to Moscow and she is safe back home. I am alone again in The Tiny Russian Village and realize that I woke with no pain from arthritis and started to line out what I have to do to get winterized at our two Russian Village Homes…

In about two weeks Svetochka will comeback by train and after a few more days in the village, we will drive back to Moscow. In between for now, I will heal and get ready for winter. TRV is the place I go to get peace and quiet…

Svetochka saw first hand how I was able to toss off the constant and nagging pain and even dance again. Well dance as good as an old grouchy bear is able to at this old age…

Life is good…

Just wish my sweetpea was here all the time. Someday we will live here permanently, but until then I will work and get the things that need and have to be done….done…


I have talked about the water situation many times in our village and now after a summer of turmoil and people complaining and people being made to start paying for water. He he he….the local government has really messed stuff up… (Local government means the government from a nearby much bigger village. Since Vova is the only true full time villager now at our TRV…)

They put the water on a timer and run the wells everyday. The wells overflow and dump thousands of gallons of wasted water all over the ground and the electricity usage has gone off the scale. This is the electricity issue that the local government screamed about, saying that Vova was using too much…

So now that they think they have money coming in and are smarter than Vova and Kyle the American. They waste water and waste electricity,because they do not want to come out and push a button everyday. It is too far and too hard to get to our village…

Vova demanded payment to do the wells and instead of giving him a few thousand rubles a month they waste tens of thousands of rubles every month…

Sounds very governmental, does it not?


Sveta and I got a very important thing accomplished yesterday…

We got our two properties surveyed…

This has taken months to get done. Just like doing anything in Russia with the government, time is the most important thing. Money is not the issue, for literally everything you do is dirt cheap. But time has to be accepted as the true monetary outlay…

But, it happened and we have surveyed our new home and all of its land that should go with it and surveyed Svetochka’s mother property and all additions that were added over the years….if all works good, maybe within two years and or three years, Our homes will be totally legal in the Russian governments eyes…

As it is, I would be able to say that we have the only two properties in our village that are close to legal. The old Soviet ways are still strong in the boondocks. No one cared or needed to have papers on anything. You claimed it and owned it and if you needed more land to grow food, you fenced it off and acted like it was yours… 😉

This was the way you did it, because going through all the trouble to title stuff was such a pain in the ass…

Life is good!

Interesting tidbit: Almost all laws and rules that I had to deal with in America to get, obtain and keep property are exactly the same as they are in Russia. So to Svetochka’s surprise, I know what has to be done and in what order it has to be done. she knows how to work the system and with my knowledge of past usage of said systems, we get it done. Slowly but done…


I miss my sweetpea this morning and wish she was here…

Gotta go dance…

WtR

 

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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