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Thailand Flood Assistance

October 15th, 2011 No comments

Here we are ready to leave more than 4 hours late. My son Nathan is with me in the back. Tasanee in the light beige jacket. The others are teachers and one of our teenager loaders. I just got off the phone with Mom. She’s seen the news reports about flooding in Thailand and has [...]

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Our First (Four Wheeled) Vehicle.

June 17th, 2011 No comments

Our first four wheeled vehicle! We bought our first truck. Up to now the foundation owned two motorbikes for staff transportation. When a larger vehicle was needed it would borrow my or Walai’s car. That will still occur in some cases, but now we have a pickup truck with a song taew back on it. [...]

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Construction

June 17th, 2011 No comments

House #2 under construction. Can you spot the wide pillar along its wall? We are building two new houses, one on each side of our first. The one on the right (#2) is further along than #3, but we hope both are complete by November. One thing a little unusual for this area are the [...]

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June Update

June 17th, 2011 No comments

The girls and elderly meet in our new home’s main room. I came back to Nang Rong for just the month of June to finish up various things. I was surprised at the weather this time. April and May are normally the hot months, and I’m told that May was pretty hot this time. There [...]

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Graduation

March 12th, 2011 2 comments

Sue ties the string around Bhu’s wrist, giving her blessing. A month has gone by since the last post. Too many things to do here. Yesterday we brought in a narrow scoop backhoe to dig the water supply trench. Just short of 500 meters total. I could not watch them start because I was busy [...]

One Thing Leads to Another

February 11th, 2011 No comments

Our new fish farm. We are digging a pond and using the dirt from it to build up areas on either side of the road where we are building our first houses. Eventually, of course, we will be bringing in a lot more fill dirt from the outside, since we still have to bring up [...]

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Village Life

February 3rd, 2011 1 comment

Sue teaches English to some of our girls. Walai is to her right. I have been pretty busy with starting construction on two new child homes. Sue has been teaching English to our girls. She has been trying new flash card curriculum that the girls appear to like. The hope is to build some good [...]

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Visiting Day

January 29th, 2011 No comments

Left to right, Pisamai, Sue, Governor Samartkit, Jack, Walai, Ruut. Last Thursday was visiting day. Sue, myself, Walai (our managing director), Pisamai (bookkeeper and office manager) and Ruut (construction coordinator and sometime driver) made the rounds in Buriram city, the provincial capital. Our first stop was Khun Paiwaan, the director of social services for the [...]

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Busy Times

January 29th, 2011 No comments

22 KV lines coming into Opportunity Village I have not had time to make any posts until now. Sue just took off this morning for three weeks in India. She will be evaluating teachers in the slum school and setting up for the next school year. She returns in three weeks. I have been getting [...]

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House is Finished

December 5th, 2010 1 comment

New house from the road. I have been in and out of Thailand since September, but have not had much time for this blog. Anyway, our first house has been finished since September although it was only about three weeks ago that our family moved in. We have temporary water and electric power hooked up. [...]

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