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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.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Chet Goes Off The Grid


Chet here folks - well the day that I've been worrying about has arrived.  Here I am in the back of the "Breadtruck" with 18 lbs. of puppy food and this huge sack with important things like my bed, toys (aka milk jugs and coffee can) and another huge bag of treats.  Friends, I'm worried about quantity here--18lbs of food and three milk jugs!  Looks like I'm going to be at Camp Siberia for a long time.  The Roommate said two weeks while she is in Russia.  Never fear though, remember I told you that there was no Internet at this place?  Well, see that green notebook?  The Roommate gave it to me so I could take notes and be able to fill you in while I'm in prison--after I've chewed up all the milk jugs.

First impressions:  The Roommate took me on a "nature" walk where I'm supposed to get to go every day.  Lots of good smells.

 
And this is a shot of Camp Siberia from up on the hill.  When we got close to that red fence, whoa!  The racket that started up from all the other prisoners!  I hope they don't keep going all night what with me having nothing to do but stare at six feet of concrete walls.


Everyone have a nice Labor Day weekend--hope you've been saving money to gas up the car if you're traveling.  And I'll see you again around the middle of September.  Oh, Lonesome Me!

11 comments:

laurie said...

chet, you'll be surprised how much fun you'll have. and i bet you'll make some friends of the other gulag prisoners.

TexWisGirl said...

good luck, chet! hope your roommate has a good trip!

LongValleyLady said...

Don't worry, Chet, just wish for a safe and enjoyable journey for your roommate. She will have all kinds of entertaining stories to tell when your trip to Siberia is over! And doesn't distance make the heart grow even fonder?

Linda said...

We will be thinking about you, Chet. Don't forget us while you are visiting Camp Siberia! See you soon.

Jan n Jer said...

Just think how much fun your roommate is going to have Chet...Bet she will bring you back a really great souvenir from Russia and you will meet some new cool friends to hang out with! Safe travels Faye...take lots of pics to share with all your blogger buddies!

Lane Mathias said...

Have fun Chet. It seems the Roommate has packed well for you. Make use of that note book so you can tell us all about it when you get out. I mean go home.

Lois Evensen said...

Have a great time, Chet. We'll be here when you get back and tell us all about it.

Sayre said...

You'll enjoy it in spite of yourself - and you'll be really happy to see Roomate when she gets back.

Marie said...

Chet, I bet you are counting down the days....:-)

Living Life said...

Looks like a nice place to stay for a while Chet. Noting but the best for you ol' boy! I'm sure your room mate will be bringing you back a tasty Russian treat!!

Please tell your roomy to have a safe trip and that we will look forward to hearing all about it with lots of photos!!!

Behave Chet!

Carletta said...

Cute post Faye!