It’s been raining for about 36 hours with a few breaks of sunshine. The river has overflowed, flooding guest houses on its banks and a few streets. It’s the worst flood since 2005 when Jake and Mink’s riverside guesthouse was ruined. Now their guesthouse is on high ground about a kilometer or two from the river.
The ducks are loving the rain and the many instant ponds in the grass. Last night I had half a duck egg with dinner–tastes just like chicken egg but richer.
The flowers, birds and butterflies here are wonderful and abundant. On the way into town there are these tall flowers whose stalks look like birds-of-paradise but flowers resemble irises. I’ve seen at least 6 different types of butterflies. The most interesting was black with a couple of big white circles on each wing. The birds provide a musical background constantly.
Jake and I are going to begin work on the Banyan School today. We want to write a great ad/posting for our head teacher. Also, we’ll develop a flyer to attract Thai parents and their kids to our school. So far most of the parents who have expressed interest are couples with one or both parents from America or Europe. We want our school to be truly multicultural–Shan, Thai, and mixed heritage.