Perfect Crispy Morning in the Russian Village…


3 a.m. in the morning is when the image above was taken. It was as Boza and I went for our first walk and it never gets any darker than what you see. It is dark, but the horizon is always lit up and I think that is really cool and neat.

But I took the picture for what the moon and a jet vapour trail looked like. It is not a good image, because it is so dark, but hey I use what I got! Right? I think it came out okay.

It is better than this shot of a fox running in the dark. Boza and I saw him at the same time as he saw us. I should say Boza smelled him and I saw him, but to a dog the nose is all seeing and the fox noticed us at the same time with his nose. I just have good eyes and cannot smell a thing. 😉

Actually blurred from tons of swirling snow. But that is a fox…

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Last night was rough…

A storm came up and brought snow, sleet and rain with it, but that was okay, it was the North Wind that came along for the ride that tried to do our home in. Old Man winter wanted to de-roof our home and in fact he did de-roof the outhouse as the roof exploded in a thousand pieces of shrapnel like a bomb hit it. But at that time, I was hanging onto the front roof of the village home and trying to keep it from disappearing like the outhouse roof…

One of my wood piles was torn apart, but I got it back together last night, to keep it dry. I will work on the outhouse today, need a new roof and plastic sheeting will do the job.

Basically I won, except I hurt like crazy this morning and will take it easy today. It is times like last night as I am hanging off the roof, on a ladder, with snow blowing, sleet whipping and wind trying to tear me away: That I am glad I have a guardian angel. It works overtime with me and must be a tough angel to keep up with the things I do. 🙂

At one point I had a foot on one roof panel, hands on another two panels and one foot on the ladder an old hand built ladder, but I am here to write today and I kept the roof on the home. A few new nails and rubber washers and we are as good as new.

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The walks are easy for Boza and I, the ground is frozen hard now and we can walk just about anywhere without getting mud or bugs on us. Yesterday, Boza and I walked around the lake, completely around. It sleeted the whole way and we discovered many more new areas that we have not been. I will say that our lake is huge and they really only utilize 5/8 of the actually lake for filling. Yesterday Boza and I found the actual boundaries (dams) of our lake and walked them in complete. I understood why they do not fill the lake to its fullest; one of the dams is almost rotted away and would not hold back a full lake. So lets fix it people.

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Well you all have a good morning and or day! Boza and I have some naps to take, walks to walk, food to eat and things to fix. Plus we have a ball in the yard to toss and play with; Boza’s favourite game to play.

Have a nice day…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia (WtR)

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.