Last night we had the weirdest storm this year. Along with wind and rain, there was thunder that felt like it was right above the house, and lightning that looked like lights being turned off and on, continuously. We had never seen this before. It went on for longer than usual, sometimes with no sound of thunder, just the flashing lights. Right now it looks like we’ll have a quiet night. Both yards flooded, but were clear by morning. Yea.
The ‘Easy Monday’ song was “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder. It’s ‘Zany Day’ time with a song that should be easy. I’m trying to use tunes that are familiar. “Fe-Fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum. I smell smoke in the auditorium. __ __, __ __, he’s a clown, that __ __. He’s gonna get caught, just you wait and see (Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?).” Hint: ‘Peanuts’ anyone?
During last night's storm we learned something. Normally, we take Daku out at 9pm, so he can sleep through until his internal clock says it’s time to get up (6am). It was so wet and full of lightning that we stayed in all night. He did fine, slept through the storm and didn’t bug us to go outside. It’s good to know on those nights when we just don’t want to take the dog out (555).
Our lunch date was at 12n, so we filled the morning with small errands that needed attention, all the while moving closer to our destination. Starting at Work@Home and a brief visit with Katai and Towan, then on to Teppawan Art Supply for a variety of things. On the road to the golf course, we made a stop at Global House, one of the new generation of home supply stores. It’s like a Home Depot, with everything one could imagine, except that they won’t cut wood. That still baffles me.
We got to Poui and Jimmy’s at exactly 12 noon. We had a fun time getting updates on various improvements, talking about everything from the weather to work crews to life on the golf course, and then lunch. The food was that kind of tasty where you can’t stop eating. For dessert, we had fruit. The mango was from their tree and it was so good. Poui gave us a bag of them to take home. Her mom gave us our first banana tree and I reminded her of that. Jimmy is from Australia and is hoping to finally retire in their ‘dream home’. He loved the fact that they are surrounded by green space with a lake right off the back of their house.
Today’s photo was taken in our room when Chopper hung out.
It feels like a Wacky Wednesday.
Questioner: "How are we to treat others?"
Ramana Maharshi: “There are no others."