Russian Thoughts!

I call these reflecting thoughts!


I was drinking my early morning cup of coffee. I was thinking about several things. First I was thinking about the difference in weather right now, between where I lived in Kentucky, USA and Moscow, Russia.

Many times at the peak of the seasons the two are very are close in weather. It is the switching season times that are so different.

In Moscow, the Fall is here. No Indian Summer as we call it in the USA. The temperature has already made the people wear coats day and night. The rains are constant, everyday it rains 2 to 3 hours. The Watermelons are in season a month behind what I remember in the USA. Everything is off pattern for me. So at times my senses are messed up. I use to be able to tell time by looking at the sun or moon, Not now!

Next, I was thinking about that in a few months will be my one year anniversary in Russia. So I am working on paper work to get my Visa renewed. This is always a fun process in any country and Russia is no different. The bureaucratic paper work is incredible.

Last but not least, I want to get a really nice camera. I have found that I enjoy taking pictures. The camera I have (canon power shot) is wonderful for everyday shootings. What I want to be able to do is get the great close ups and catch that Hedgehog from a long way away.(So he does not cuss at me, in Russian) I am not sure what camera to get and my Wife discusses and I grumble over what to get. :))

I do have other things I think of, like what to post in my Weblog, do I need a new Van, how to lay parquet floor in a Flat and trying to remember how to hang wallpaper.


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.