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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chet Gets Bad News

Citizen Chet here folks and you could say "borscht on my face"! Citizeness Roommate had just dropped a major bomb on me. Apparently in about a week she's dumping me at Camp Kennel Siberia and flying off to Russia for about 15 days. I'll tell you, have nobody but myself for getting caught unawares with this news. If I'd just looked up from my perch under the library stack and read some of the book titles--Russka, Dreams of My Russian Summers, Anna Karenina, Nicholas and Alexandria, Persian Boy--let alone that Russian phrase book and travel guidebooks for St. Petersburg and Moscow that's been taking up my spot on the sofa. . .


And the hints continue--this is our current screensaver and I see it every time I sit down to blog with you. And then there's this map that Citizen Roommate keeps studying and muttering about four days in St. Petersburg then cruising these Russian lakes and rivers before ending up in Moscow.


Meanwhile I have one lousy week to work on MY packing list for Camp Kennel Siberia in addition to trips to the vet for more shots so I won't be doga non grata at the kennel.  I doubt that I'll be able to send you any blog updates from this place.  We looked at my "room" on line here and it's pretty sorry--just six feet of floor and concrete walls.  Not a sign of internet cafe.  For sure I'll fill you in when we get home though. 

That's assuming we get home!  I've told the Roommate that I don't want to see her on the streets in Moscow protesting those punk rock girls being sent to prison for two years (we won't mention the band name since the Roommate doesn't like risque language on our blog).  Lest she end up in jail too.  Now I just have to hope my new neighbors at Camp Siberia will be fun or it's going to be a long two weeks. 

Chet reporting 8-26-12 (Wish the news were better folks).

9 comments:

joanygee said...

Poor Chet, I sympathize as I'll miss your Roommate too. Let's hope the time goes quickly for us and she returns safe and sound. Think how good it will be to be back home with her.
Hoping you will be well looked after Chet.

Linda said...

I sure hope Camp Siberia is nothing like the country...and I hope your roommate hurries back with LOTS of photos for us to make up for the time she is gone! We will miss you - and will keep our fingers crossed that she behaves while she is over there. I don't think getting stuck in some Russian prison would be a good thing!

TexWisGirl said...

oh dear. :)

laurie said...

man, that is going to be a GREAT trip!!

Jan n Jer said...

Poor Chet...his world is going to really change...he is going to think he is being punished for something! Just think how happy he will be when Citizen roommate returns with so many cool pics and blog posts! Have a safe trip...we will miss you Faye!!!

Brian King said...

Awww, poor Chet! ;-)

Bonnie said...

I am visiting via Pear Tree Log. I had to check this post out. My own sweet Willie will be going to camp in a few weeks. We tell him he is going to the spa. Have a wonderful trip. It sound wonderful.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Poor Chet. I hope Camp Siberia will not be too lonesome for you. I hope you can have fun and make new friends so it won't seem long before Roommate is home with you.

Marie said...

It's ok, Chet! I know Roommate is going to have a wonderful time, but so will you! She'll have lots to tell you when she returns!