Monday, May 14, 2018



The weather in Chiang Rai has been hot and mostly dry all weekend.  Saturday afternoon we had a little rain, but everything was dry by the evening.  There is no rain forecast for the week.  Time to water all the things we thought the rain would handle.

The ‘Old School Friday’ song was “Who Wrote The Book of Love?” by The Monotones.   Here’s an ‘Easy Monday’ that’s sure to please:  “__ __ __ __ __ __ __, that’s why I’ll always be around.  You are the apple of my eye, forever you’ll stay in my heart.  I feel like this is the beginning, though I’ve loved you for a million years.  And if I thought our love was ending I find myself drowning in my own tears.  __ __ __ __ __ __ __…..”  Hint: I wonder how many of you will remember this one?  Has to do with that big ball of fire in the sky.

This has been a very interesting couple of days.  The little family went to Mae Sai on Sunday and will return on Tuesday.  We have been ‘puppy sitting’ Chopper.  Normally, Chopper only gets to be in the kitchen when he’s being fed.  We have progressed to being able to feed both dogs at the same time.  Sunday night Lisa brought Chopper upstairs.  Most of the time he was on a short leash, but we let him investigate a little bit.  When he’s calm he doesn’t seem to need to attack Daku, who has grown weary of the biting newcomer.  There was a moment when they were both lying on their sides looking very peaceful.  Chopper was actually awake, but played the role very convincingly.  It seems that puppies and young humans are very similar when it comes to toys.  Sometimes the simplest thing will provide the most fun.  Chopper has adopted a large water bottle that provides him with endless joy, trying to bite it, chase it and run with it.

The weekend also brought more dirt trucks and tractor action.  The land behind us is now one big strip of new dirt.  Beyond the filled-in land there is a little driving strip for access to the various lots, and then more small farms.  They will probably disappear before long.  I guess we can say we ‘used to live in the country’.  The city is upon us.

The pool has been warm enough that we have been swimming every day.  The days have been in the 90s, so the water has been a real relief.  

Have a Great Week.


“Words are, of course, 
the most powerful drug
used by mankind.”
~Rudyard Kipling

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