Tuesday, November 6, 2018



We’re in the ‘no rain zone’ for sure.  The sky is clear day and night.  The only thing different about our atmosphere is the smoke that the ‘bad guys’ are pumping out with their illegal fires.  There, I’ve said it and I’m done.  

“Love, love, love.  Love, love, love.  Love, love, love…  There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done, nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.  Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game, it’s easy.  Nothing you can make that can’t be made.  No one you can save that can’t be saved.  Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time, it’s easy.  __ __ __ __ __, __ __ __ __ __, __ __ __ __ __.  Love is all you need.  Hint:  Like the song says, it’s easy.  By four guys from across the pond in 1967.

Saturday morning I went to our favorite pharmacy and got a lightweight wheelchair for Lisa.  This one thing has changed everything.  Crutches can be a drag and create other problems since they put undue strain where there was none.  Lisa was a quick study and has got the handling down.   Last night we decided to move downstairs so that more of the house could be utilized.  We’ve got over 5 weeks of no walking left so why not make the best of it?  Natcha and Gong put in some serious work today, moving things and changing rooms around.  Artwork had to be moved, adjustments were needed for lighting and tables, and Daku continued to be confused.  By the end of the day we were very close to finished.  Now, when it’s time for a meal, Lisa can roll down the hall and sit at the table, instead of Natcha having to carry a tray upstairs.  Everybody wins.

On Sunday morning Lisa and our friend Atom got a chance to hang out.  Atom told her that when the Chiang Rai Games begin, traffic will be crazy for 10 days, and many stores could run out of supplies since people will be coming to our town from all over the north of Thailand.  We saw this once before during a major student testing weekend.  The games begin on the 18th, so we’ll hit our major stores on the 15th and over shop just in case.   

This morning we took a break and went to The Wanderer.  Khun Noot had told us we could use the chair and in my mind I could picture the route.  It was great, our usual outdoor table was free and we had a pleasant time with our coffee and roti.  Noot came by and brought us some Malaysian chocolate that was too good.  She also pointed out the first flower of the second bloom of a big tree where we were sitting.  She wasn’t sure why it’s blooming again, but we all enjoyed it.

Tomorrow evening Cousin Ellen arrives for four days.  She’s flying in from China, where she’s been on a photography tour.  Prepare to become a tourist with us while Ellen is in town (555).

Have a Great Week.    


“We don’t see things as they are,
we see them as we are.”
~Anais Nin

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