I just checked with the company that produces the Shopping Cart Software we hope to use – still not completed, but should be ready soon – looks like it has the features we are looking for so I hope it works for our site.
Tasanai and I have just moved into our new apartment (condo) and are working on setting up the place. Plants for the balcony (great view – I’ll take some pictures) and rooms, furniture selection, need to get full kitchen stuff – turning into quite a job.
The building we have our place in is actually a “Condotel” a Condo/Hotel. It has units for short or long term rental as well as purchased condos. We have a long term rental lease and in addition when we have guest they can rent a furnished studio unit while they are here – 850 Baht a night ($22 US). We are also looking at available units for sale – we may just buy one.
Almost finished in the computer room so I have no excuses to slow down on my posting – I am getting several posts ready for next week on some of the earlier trips I have taken – some good pictures —- and I will also get some shots of the new apartment too.
Ciao for now
Moving into our new digs, or actually a condo (11th floor – 1brm, 2 bath, lg kitchen, living room, 2 balcony’s) – renting for now just to see how we like it. I am using “WE” as Tasanai and I have reconciled our differences. Thanks God that’s over. But between senility, trying to get the web thing going, travel and culture differences I swear I work harder now in retirement than I did before.
We should be moving in next week, but I won’t consider it accomplished till we actually do – you know how things can rapidly change – I’ll wait till we are in to give the address out – but, it will really be nice to have a separate bedroom to escape to either of our entertaining goes on late. In addition there are several great advantages:
- 1. There are empty studios still in the complex that can be used by visiting guests for about 800 Baht or so – that’s $20 a night – complete privacy and spectacular views.
- 2. On the 15th floor is a private pool , actually for the penthouse area but we will be included – very seldom used, so it is almost like having our own.
Cable TV and ADSL for the internet. Right now we have very limited TV, everything in Thai – so I don’t understand anything – except BBC World and that gets very boring ,very fast. Getting off the dial-up for the internet will be heaven, right now it takes forever to do anything on the web and forget trying to down-load any files —— for that alone I really look forward to the new place.
Well I have to buy another TV (we gotta have a home entertainment center) , dishes, bathroom and housewares so I don’t plan on taking any trips in the near future, but I have a lot of pictures and tales from our excursions so far this year to tide me over. I’ll try to show you some of the “Unseen” places we’ve seen so far – I am sure your will like them.
And If I am peaking your interest about coming to Thailand, we are adding a new section – “Bird’s Tours” to the products we offer — he has some great tour packages in addition to specially designed private tours – please check them out. They should be listed in about a week.
Gotta ge ready to move
Hi Sawasdee Khrap
Just playing around with Photoshop and made a attempt at a photo-merge. This is a view from our apt – facing Northwest, looking at Doi Suthep Temple – made from a spread of 4 photos to capture the whole scene. I am sorry that the Temple is hidden in the clouds, but the rest of the scene looked so pretty this morning I had to shoot it. I hope you enjoy and the enlargement shows how beautiful it is here. Temp is about 76F, and what a lovely day. I plan on going to get a massage this afternoon and then come back to work on the other pictures and videos we have made in the past few months.
I will be posting here regularly, I hope, at least I’ll try. All my post will be kept in the “Frank’s Blog” Category. Looking forward to your comments and suggestions. Please give me some ideas about what you would like to see or visit. I will really try to show you “Unseen” Thailand in my travels – cultural and historical sites that the normal tours do not visit, articles on village life and customs, exciting and beautiful places around Thailand that you could plan your next vacation to see.
We are really looking forward to having the Storefront Shopping Cart working too – having a terrible time getting one that will integrate into this site and offer the options needed to properly present our artist’s products. The makers of the new software have told us that the next version of the program will be available in about two weeks and has just what we are looking for – so we will just have to wait. I hope the wait is not wasted time – the lite version seems to work OK so lets pray it does what they say it will.