Friday, January 30, 2009

The Woes of Thailand

For those of you who have talked to me this week, you know I've had a "Bad Thailand Week". When I have a "Bad Thailand Day", it's alright. Usually the next couple of days will make up for a bad day. But, it's been a "Bad Thailand Day" every day this week... thus, the "Bad Thailand Week".

I threw these slippers away last weekend because they were yucky and because they didn't fit so I never wore them. The next day, someone (probably a construction worker because I frequently see them going through our trash) had taken them out. I think it bothers me because they take things out and they just sit around. If they want them, they can take them. But don't just leave them sitting around. It's strange. (Well, different).

Our front 'yard' has now become the welding station for the new school gym. They've been building the gym for a long time which is not that bad... but, now the work has moved to right at our front door. You have to be careful not to walk out at the wrong time.
Also, they must have tapped into our power in order to run all of their tools. There is not enough power in our house now even to run the microwave or one air-conditioning unit.

The picture below is the main plug and light switch in my classroom. This week, a mouse decided to come out of that hole and make an appearance. Freaked out the girls who sit close. Oh, and me. Thankfully, it must not have liked what it saw because it went away pretty quickly. (Hopefully it's not spending it's leisure time chewing on those wires.)

Click on this picture to enlarge it. You will see hundreds of tiny bugs. I don't know what they are, but they somehow know when we are sleeping. They come out when we are asleep. We wake up to tons of dead (thankfully) bugs about a foot up the wall and about a foot off the wall on the floor. I don't understand them. I don't like them.

Our house geckos usually don't bother me. But this week, they've started to spend time on our couch (so you have to double check before you sit down) and in our kitchen. I really don't like that they're in the kitchen, crawling around the food. I generally like them, though, because they eat bugs.

Freaking giant spiders. I hate them! Passionately. Matt killed one last night in our bathroom that was bigger and thicker than this one. (About 5 inches in diameter.) That was the straw that broke the camel's back for me and led to about an hour of sobbing and asking God if I could go home yet. Poor Matt.

We are heading out to do some shopping (more on that later), but I want you to know that I've also been working on a "Wonders of Thailand" post, and that one will follow shortly. Have to keep things balanced, you know.


  1. Oh Tricia, you are an amazing woman. I don't think I could handle all those critters with as much grace as you do. I hope next week is better. :) Love you!

  2. So I've been seeing those slippers sitting there and each time I though "hey I think those were Tricias Slippers" because I remember you cut the tops. I hate that they go through our garbage too. And to think, we throw our bathroom garbage in there. Sick! Oh and if I saw giant spiders in my house all the time I think I would cry too and those tiny bugs are NASTY! Sorry you got stuck with the crappy house :(