Pardon me -- this page was like pulling teeth. Not even person teeth. Like, walrus teeth or something. Not a hiatus, but I'm seriously busy -- thanks for your patience!
Also, if you try chifir and don't enjoy yourself, and/or if you heat it WITH A CAR BATTERY and die of electrocution, don't go suing Doodler Comic Industries, Inc.
Very resourceful! If my car breaks down and I want a hot beverage while waiting for the tow truck, I'll be sure to remember this. And if anything goes wrong, I'll just sue Renault for not having an appropriate warning label on the battery.
I actually considered putting a warning label on the battery, as a detail, then realized that Soviet consumer protection was a wee bit substandard. Where's Soviet Ralph Nader when you need him?
It may have been like pulling teeth, but it paid off! The camaraderie and warm atmosphere really comes across.
Nothing like some hot ... uh ... drink with friends!