Yesterday was our Open House which attracted about 10 families. All went smoothly and feedback was good. None of the guests could have imagined how 4 people were cleaning furiously that morning. Though the place was spotless, that’s for sure.
Living in the school house has ups and downs. The ups are that it is spacious and beautiful. The downs are: 1) no pipe connected under the bathroom sink so a bucket catches the water 2) no internet–supposedly the landlady’s wi-fi should reach but it doesn’t 3) as of last night the drinking water filter system isn’t working…had to buy water at the local “corner store” this a.m.
We’re having a difficult time finding experienced staff. So much so that we might have to delay the opening. Unless we find a Thai national pronto, we can’t open. It’s looking likely that I’ll go to Chiang Rai for the two week training at Khom Loi Development Foundation, starting Oct. 3. Just found out that Damaris, my Foundation friend from Kenya, does the lectures in English and someone translates into Thai. Great news for me.
I’m toying with the idea of checking into Bueng Pai Farm again this weekend for an overnight. Originally I had planned to go to Chiang Mai for a few days. There’s a piano concert there tonight. But decided not to go. Thus, I figure a small portion of the money for that trip could be applied to another visit to “heaven.” Tomorrow morning I’m meeting two friends there for breakfast. It’s less than a 10 minutes walk from my home.
It’s Thursday and I hadn’t had a massage since Saturday. So this a.m. May, my favorite massage therapist, gave me an hour-long (plus) foot massage. Felt great!!!
That’s all for now. A short one for a change.