Tuesday, October 9, 2018



The day began looking like rain any minute.  It stayed heavily clouded until this afternoon when the rain came.  It wasn’t a big storm, just some thunder and enough rain to water everything.  The yard is very green and happy.

This week’s ‘Easy Monday’ song is terribly easy.  Here are the lyrics from the bridge:  “People can be so cold, they’ll hurt you and desert you.  Well, they’ll take your soul if you let them, yeah, but don’t you let them.  You just call out my name…”  Clue:  Title in 4 words.

After the morning routine, which included exercising Daku and talking to Joe, Lisa’s dad, we went to Chivit Tamma Da for coffee.  The time when we usually arrive at most of our ‘coffee stops’ is early enough that the places are fairly empty.  This is nice, especially down by the river at Chivit.  

Back on the highway heading north, we went to the post-office and then doubled back for a stop at Makro.  I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the bodiless voice that calls out sales on a looping megaphone.  It’s just eerie.  The mystery is compounded by the fact that I don’t know what the voice is saying.  

When we got home, Nitchanan was in the carport, sitting on her bike, using an old fan remote as a cellphone.  She made sure I knew what she was doing, and as I was going into the house, she began having a conversation on the ‘phone’.  After the groceries were put away, she came inside and took up her position at the base of the stairs.  This was letting us know her intention.  The two of us climbed the stairs together.  She can now step alternately, using her hands for support.  We identified a few things around the room and then she picked up the mini-didgeridoo that I got in Australia.  She knows what it’s for and pretended to play it, and then handed it to me.  I got a shot of her just before she sang a note into it.

At lunch, Natcha showed us a couple of videos she took of Nitchanan.  In one, she sings the alphabet song from beginning to end.  In the other, she counts in Chinese.  

Chopper is visiting with us this evening.  The family is out and he was alone in the pen.  Now he’s feeling loved, hanging with his other family.  

Have a Happy Tuesday.


“The earth is the mother of all
people, and all people should
have equal rights upon it.”
~Chief Joseph

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