The weather today was almost a carbon copy of yesterday. Today’s rain came later, just as I was leaving downtown. These little daily rains are nothing like what other parts of the world are having to deal with this year. Our thoughts go with those who are getting hit by hurricanes and major storms.
The ‘Easy Monday’ song was “You Got A Friend”, written by Carole King and sung by James Taylor and also by King. Time for another ‘Zany Day’ song: “What a drag it is getting old. ‘Things are different today,’ I hear every mother say. Mother needs something today to calm her down. And though she’s not really ill, there’s a little yellow pill. She goes running to the shelter of her __ __ __ and it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day.” Hint: It’s by one of the oldest performing Rock & Roll bands on the planet.
This morning we got a fun surprise when we went to The Wanderer for coffee. Kwan had messaged that she had something special for us today. After we had our coffee and tea, we were about the leave when the staff told us to wait for a few minutes. We hung around the door, thinking it was something to take home. They came out from the kitchen with a little plate of fresh coconut ice-cream topped with homemade caramel sauce, all sitting on top of a brownie. It was 10:15 in the morning, but who could turn this down? We sat down and devoured the amazing little dessert.
Our next stop was Tepawan Stationary and Art Supply. Lisa went in and got a big greeting from Supaluk and her son Pete. We were looking for modeling putty for cleaning our Air Pods. It’s a trick I just learned about. They didn’t have any, but suggested possibilities.
At the mall, as we were leaving Top’s, we saw two friends who had also met there by chance. It was a quick chat with Joaquim and Bruce and then we all went our separate ways. The mall had just opened but people were pouring in like it was Saturday. We learned that some of the new construction inside the mall is for a major clothing line, Uniqlo. Our Chiang Rai mall is going big time (555).
The current series of rain storms has prompted the city to put a barrier at the base of the hillside that was slipping last year. A bulldozer sits on the side of the hill, in a very precarious pose. I hope we don’t get a heavy storm that takes the hill and the tractor onto the road.
Wednesday is usually the only time I drive into town in the afternoon. Most of the time it’s in the mornings. Today, I noticed a denser traffic pattern than a few weeks ago. It moves pretty good, just more cars and trucks. The slowest part is when we pass by food vendors. People stop for ‘take away’ on the way home. One thing that there is an abundance of in Thailand is food.
Feels like a Wacky Wednesday.
“If you change the way you
look at things, the things you
look at change.”