Archive for February, 2010

Leaving Nang Rong

February 27th, 2010 No comments

Buddhist ordination parade late this morning. Morning market building behind. It’s time for us to leave Nang Rong. There are already some hot days in late February this time, although there are number of cool ones as well. A few things have happened. Regarding restaurants and chain stores, it appears the local KFC may make [...]

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Building a Child Home II

February 19th, 2010 3 comments

The forms were completed, rebar inspected and we started pouring foundation concrete the same day we were planting the first large trees. Sue was helping out in both areas, although she spent a lot more time on the tree project. Landscaping and gardening are things she really likes. The second picture gives a better overview [...]

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Vanishing Thai Forests

February 18th, 2010 2 comments

Ho and I put a bag around the roots of a small tree in the forest. Sue and I just got back from a short 35 km trip east to see Thai forest land. We went with Uan, a Thai friend, and Ho, one of our fathers. When we got there we picked up Uan’s [...]

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Building a Child Home

February 18th, 2010 No comments

We are driving 8 meter (26 foot) concrete pilings into the ground to support our new child home. It would be a bit cheaper if we could just dig down a ways and pour some footings, as has often been done in the past in this area. I had been wondering about the necessity of [...]

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Quick Cambodia Trip

February 6th, 2010 1 comment

The last few weeks we had a family of four from the U.S. but who works in India visiting Nang Rong. They liked being here and had a lot to say about things, some highlights of which were: it is more comfortable here than they thought it would be, and the food is better than [...]