September 17th, 2019

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September 17--Avocado Toast Points

Holy cow! It's been almost a month since I last posted. Kind of interesting, as I had an entry all ready to go right after the last time, and for some reason, just never got around to writing it. I don't even remember what it was about, other than it would have had some pictures from Thailand. I also wrote the first half of a short story I was going to share here, but have never gotten around to writing the second half, though I still remember how it ends.

I haven't taken a lot of pictures lately, other than a wedding I photographed a few weeks ago. That was a lot of pictures, and I am still going through them. I have to turn them over this coming weekend, so the pressure's on. I love photographing weddings, but hate editing the pictures after. The money is good, though.

I'm in my evening class, watching the students take a test. There are only 8 students in this class, so it is kind of a nice switch from my daytime class of 30 students. Tuesdays, when I have both, are long days. I got here at 5:45 this morning, and will not be done until about 8:30 this evening. I did go home for a few hours after lunch and caught a nap, so I'm good to go.

hello kitty

What have I been doing? Working a lot. I have all these projects I am juggling, and it was a busy start to the semester. I finally finished one big one--writing the curriculum for a new program we are starting next year. That took two years, and I finally submitted it to the curriculum committee last week. That takes a lot of the pressure off, and now I am looking forward to going to the hospital with my students and just being a teacher for a while.

We are getting regular updates on the Thailand house, and it is coming along nicely. We were fortunate that we paid and had everything delivered just after we left, as the big rains finally came, and washed out one of the bridges on the road from the city. They have gotten a lot done--painting, floor tile, bathrooms, windows, and are now working on the trim.

tile

Here's what the tile looks like, going down the big hall toward the back of the house. Nim, our photographer, tends to not see "the big picture" and mostly sends us pics of piles of stuff, or a corner of a room. I am curious to see what it all looks like.

We will go back just after spring semester ends in May and spend at least a month there. Everything should be done by then, other than furnishing the house. I can't wait.