Thursday, September 6, 2018



It was another beautiful day in Chiang Rai.  The evening sky had a few scattered clouds and a sunset.  We haven’t seen one of those in a long time.

The ‘Zany Day’ song has a few followers.  The chorus of the song might trigger a memory or two, or fifty.
“You just slip out the back, Jack.  Make a new plan, Stan.  You don’t need to be coy, Roy, just get yourself free.  Hop on the bus, Gus.  You don’t need to discuss much.  Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free.”  Clue:  Remember, the title is in 6 words

We had a really busy day.  It started with coffee at The Wanderer.  Khun Noot gave us a giant bag of her super-size lemons.  Then we went back to the house and picked up Daku, for a trip to the vet.  There have been occasions when he seemed to be in physical discomfort so we wanted to get him checked out.  Dr. Arnon took x-rays and discovered that he has what is called ‘hip luxation’.  He told us that it’s common among older Goldens and he suggested monitoring his activity.  There will be no more morning exercise runs across the front lawn, although he has been reluctant to run lately.  Our biggest concern is the stairs.  We’re investigating a ‘chair lift’ device that could take him up and down.  Later, we may use it with a smile (555).  For now, we’ll try to get him to stay downstairs during the day.  He always likes to stay with us at night.  Everything changes.

This afternoon we went back to the hospital for Lisa’s second rabies vaccine injection.  The effects of the other shots have basically worn off, with the swelling in her hand almost gone.  Our friend, Nurse Pay, will be helping make the rest of the series as ‘painless’ as possible.

After the hospital, it was a quick trip around a few corners to the tax office, where we paid our annual bill.  The most interesting thing about this is the fact that it stays the same.  That brought us to swim time and a chance to do some laps and relax.

Tonight was the last night of services for Sutheera’s father.  There was a big crowd and a full compliment of monks.  It was basically the same service, but with different participants.  Tomorrow afternoon will be the cremation ceremony and we will attend that as well.  

Today’s photos are part of a collection of dishes that Gong created while at cooking school in Chiang Mai.  I will share more next week.  They are little works of art.  They also look quite delicious.

Have a Thrilling Thursday.


“The teacher who is indeed wise
does not bid you to enter the house
of his wisdom, but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.”
~Khalil Gibran

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