TRV: Culvert pipe is being delivered “probably Friday”…Today that is, by the Fish Farm…

A big pipe same as used to fill the fish lakes in spring is being given to us to put in a culvert for our driveway. The Fish farm is done emptying the lakes and true to their word, they called Father Pavel and then Father Pavel called us and by this weekend we will have the pipe for the culvert…

Then Father Pavel of the monastery will coordinate and get the work crew here to put it in. The crew cost us like a 1000 rubles an hour, but the Fish Pipe, given by the Fish Owner is at no cost and delivered free by the Fish Guys working at the Fish Village….seems kinda all Fishy, Huh! 🙂

Therefore, today we wait for the guys from the Fish Farm to come with the pipe. I have lots to do and will tear apart the old telephone pole that the electric company left so sweetly in the way after they pulled it out of the ground. Fire up the chainsaw to cut pole down to smaller pieces and get out the hacksaw to cut the steel bands around the concrete piece and wood pole….then haul it away. Oh and keep the concrete part for a corner fence post in the yard…

I thought it was nice of them to leave the old pole for me to deal with, yet even if I grumble, I realize that waste not want not and will utilize much of what they left for other projects…

Once the culvert comes, a guy who wants to do the concrete work at the ends of the culvert after it is put in the ground will come by and look-see and we have to schedule the backhoe to come and do its job…

Never a dull moment at the Tiny Russian Village…

Now where is that culvert again?

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.