Schools back

Sawadee Khrap

Haven’t had a lot to say lately – that’s apparent with the low entry of posts I’ve made – busy and resting.

Got another stomach bug infection, took 5 days on antibiotics to get rid of them, I know better than having drinks with ice in them here – you never know just where the water came from to make the ice, so it’s always better to have your drinks direct from the bottle – except booze, it kills the little buggers so little or no problem – but I don’t drink and so have to always be aware of what I am drinking – last time I didn’t and suffered the consequences.

Tonight Nu arrives on the train from his home town and tomorrow we, his Uncle and I, will take him to the school in Mae Taeng to register for the coming semester.  Then he will return to Chumphon (Southern Thailand near Surat Thani – On the Gulf of Thailand) and come back later with his Aunt.  She went down with him in Dec and was supposed to come back with him mid Jan but she broke her foot while there and has to stay till she mends.  He had to come back by himself to register and will go back to help her return in about 3–4 weeks  – plenty of time before school starts.

The monks have returned from their 15 day meditation retreat at Tha Ton

IMG_4190-Fang-07-10-07- Here’s a shot of the area.  I showed these shots in another post on my trip North from Chiang Mai to Fang, Mai Ai and then to Tha Ton,  This is a shot from one on the temple look-out areas there.  This is in the area where it used to be Burma but the border movement here increased the Thai position and now the local city is fully in Thailand – check out the earlier post to see what I mean – great pictures there on the whole area.

We will begin going over the monk’s blogs on Wed. and Wat Suan Dok has hired a manager to oversee the latest projects, Boyd will be responsible for all their projects including the Lak Tang – One Baht School Project.  I will start helping him set up the PowerPoint presentation for that project next week too —

Never a dull day here in PARADISE.