Monthly Archives: September 2016

And so begins the Golden Week…

Friday, September 30th, Day 15 Awoke to men’s chorus at 8:30am. Dozed on and off until Melissa called at 10am. Read e-mails. At 12:30pm I got a call from brother Rod. My first visitor to the door! I heard him … Continue reading

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Cleaning

Thursday, September 29th, Day 14 I have a washing machine. No instruction book (of course, what good would that do me in Chinese). I’m an expert now, having done three loads of laundry. But in the beginning… Okay, I recognized … Continue reading

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Chinese Addresses

Wednesday September 28th Day 13 Finished blogs at 12:30am last night. Late call with Dad. Played guitar. Did some Sudoku. Got to sleep about 2:30am. Got up at 10:15am. Called Melissa. Read e-mails. I’m becoming more proficient at using Microsoft … Continue reading

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Heat Rash

  Tuesday September 27 Day 12 6:30am Kathy called. 9:30am Melissa called. 10:30am I called Heather. 6:30pm Rod called. Midnight called Dad. Busy day for phone calls! My heat rash is still showing. Looks pretty ugly. I slept okay, though. … Continue reading

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Sightseeing

Monday September 26th Day 11 Slept until 8:30am, waking as usual to the men’s chorus. Did e-mails and internet searches. I found a screen on my window! One of those spring-retracting screens. It was hidden to me until today. When … Continue reading

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Just Thinking, That’s All

Sunday, September 25th, Day 10 Advisory: This day’s blog is about things I was thinking about, not about what I was experiencing. As I was once told, “Reading about what you are thinking helps me fall asleep.” Don’t say I … Continue reading

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Lazy Saturday

Saturday, September 24th, Day 9 Woke up at about 9am. Phone call with Melissa until 10:30. Taking it easy today. Answering e-mails, checking web sites, studying Chinese characters on the internet. I called Sailai, my Thai sister. I’m planning to … Continue reading

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