Sammy the Volga will get a new clutch…

Finally the ground work is being laid to get Sammy fixed. This morning I will make one last slow and easy trip to the Big Village. I will gather money and drop the part money off at the shop in another small village on the way back….I have to stock up on food and whatnot’s, for the time frame for being done is the kicker…

Once the shop gets the parts, I will take Sammy to them and they will bring me to the Tiny Russian Village to wait until it gets done. Thus, I must be self-sufficient for at least two or three weeks. So, since nothing is set in stone, I will stock up today for the worst case situation…

10,000 rubles for all parts and 7,000 rubles for labor = 17,000 rubles ($226 at today’s rate.)

Oh Whatever, it is always something, Tomorrow in TRV

I will also stop at my favorite home supply store and get a few goodies to allow me to continue my projects. But, some projects have had to be put on hold until next year. Sammy’s clutch was unexpected and has taken money from Peter to pay Paul….so to say…

Therefore, this morning I will be busy as I do some creative financing and with Sveta’s help over the last few days, we will get the Volga done and back in good shape. The easiest way to make sure that information is being crisscrossed correctly is to have two Russians communicate. I get by very well in everyday transactions, yet when it comes to detailed things like automobiles, being smart is better than being stupid and assuming that what you say is accurate…

It is interesting, Sveta and I both remember when we did clutch work on the Volga and I am like, “But we had work done, why is the clutch a problem?”

Model 310221 Volga and the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra!

Sammy the Volga was bought in 2009 and the clutch is one of the first things done. After looking up that info, I realize that we have had Sammy for all these years and time just flies. There has been a bunch of kilometers put on the clutch work that was done in Moscow and it is simply time to do it again….time does fly…

A Volga clutch is good for 40,000 to 100,000 kilometers, Varies by the driver and we have put that 100,000 kilometers on Sammy easily. So it is time, no matter how much it seems like yesterday that we had work done…

Gotta go and get ready to go to the Big Village…

Time Flies!

WtR

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kKeeton

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 Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia.

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